Aaron Jay (AJ) Linnell 1975-2015
AJ had monumental impact on Yostmark. AJ helped transform Yostmark Backcountry Tours into the program it is today and served as a lead guide for 6 years. His personal endeavors and work as a guide and educator made you stop and wonder how someone could have so much energy and expertise. Yes, AJ was one of those “larger than life” people that you felt so incredibly fortunate to have on your team. AJ inspired all of us in many ways. Everyone who really knew AJ knew what made him so special was the type of human being he was. Humble, kind, caring, and living in the moment are just a few of the traits that described him. AJ didn’t have to be anyone but AJ, and we loved him for that. My only regret is that I didn’t tell AJ enough what a great job he did and how much I admired him. We will carry on and try our best to honor his legacy by growing Yostmark BCT into the program he envisioned and by trying to be more like AJ every day.