Award-winning Film Maker Family Sets Out on a Five Week Active Vacation with Utah Adventure Travel Fitness Expert

13 July 2012

Caskey and Mick Ebeling Join Sol Fitness Adventure’s Melanie Webb  on a Customized Multi-Sport Extravaganza

Orem, UTAH - Yesterday adventure travel fitness expert Melanie Webb waved goodbye as innovative film makers Caskey and Mick Ebeling and their three sons, ages eight, six, and two, pushed off from Wahweap Marina, Lake Powell. The family embarked on the first leg of their “Burn it Down Summer” tour, traveling 4 hours by boat to reach Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the largest natural bridge in the world.

The Ebeling’s will re-connect with Melanie in three days to hike, backpack, stand up paddle, mountain bike, cycle, rock climb, fly fish, meditate and fitness train their way through the state of Utah. Planned stops include National Parks Bryce Canyon, Zion and Capitol Reef; State Parks Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Snow Canyon; Provo Canyon; Green Valley Spa in St. George; Homestead and Zermatt Spa in Midway. Webb will quench the Ebeling’s thirst for adventure with a guided backpacking excursion on Sol’s exclusive trip into the Parunuweap Wilderness Study Area, ranked one of Outside Magazines Top Trips in or Near a National Park in 2011.

The active vacation is a Sol Fitness Adventures specialty, combining award-winning spa stays and personalized fitness services with guided and solo off the beaten path excursions to spectacular outdoor venues. Each location was intentionally selected to meet the Ebeling’s goals of reconnecting to their bodies through reconnecting with nature, with the objective of leaving the state more fit and spiritually grounded than when they arrived.

The Ebeling’s active vacation will recharge their creative batteries for the promotion of their award winning film Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story, winner of the Slamdance Film Festival’s 2012 Audience Award. The film tells of L.A. Street Artist Tony “Tempt One” Quan, who was diagnosed with ALS and rendered paralyzed. Tony gets his voice back with free open-source technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again. The film raises awareness of the EyeWriter, named one of the Best Inventions of 2010 and a collaboration of The Ebeling Group, The Not Impossible Foundation and Graffiti Research Lab.

Inspired by the film trailer, Webb remarks that her collaboration with Caskey to create this customized active vacation “Intuitively followed the philosophy that prompted Mick Ebeling to create the EyeWriter, in that ‘When a singular individual teams up with a like-minded community, the once impossible becomes possible.’”

The Ebeling’s welcome media visits during their trip, interspersed with active bouts of disappearing into the wilderness.