In working fall semesters for NOLS, students have the privilege to explore some of my most loved places: backpacking in the the Wind River Range, boating on desert rivers, and canyoneering on Cedar Mesa in southern Utah. This is a short selection of films I’ve been showing students this fall (and watching myself) for inspiration about upcoming adventures.
The Important Places
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My essay, Wild Connections, was published in Sierra Magazine’s online edition today! This was the winning essay for an essay contest they sponsored last year for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The prompt: what does wilderness mean for the millennial generation? My answer:
I spend my life taking people into wilderness. I am a 23-year-old outdoor educator, and my students are people not much younger than myself: teenagers and twenty- somethings. Every time, whether we’re out there for a week or a month, there’s always a night when we lie on our backs and stare Continue reading >>