July 21, 2015

Teachin' and Learnin'

I've spent about 4 of the last 5 months working in the field.  First it was a 3-month semester that included a 10-day Wilderness First Responder Course, 2 weeks of snow camping and skiing in the Wyoming Range, 2 weeks of white water canoeing (which I skipped out on), 4 weeks of backpacking and canyoneering in Southern Utah. and 2 weeks of rock climbing.  After the semester I had almost a month off, then I went back out on a mountaineering course in the Wind River Range.  I've attached a few select pictures to tell the story of remote weirdness and adventure.

Nearly the entire semester course on top of the wind-swept Horse Mountain in the Wyoming Range

Me rappelling into Golden Cathedral in Escalante National Monument - perhaps the single coolest place visited in these few months

Co-instructor, Elyse assists at the bottom of the rappel to help avoid the deep spot

River crossing in the beautiful Wind River Range with Gannett Peak in the background

Second rope team approaching the summit of Gannett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming

Clementine made it to the top of Gannett with us!
Two days after climbing Gannett, I took four students to climb the slightly lower but more techincal Mt. Woodrow Wilson

Max and Lincoln on top of Woodrow Wilson - Gannett Peak in the background

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