Films for Fall in the West

August 23, 2015
AdventureExperiential EducationFilms

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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July in the Wind River Range with NOLS

August 15, 2015

On Blaurock Pass, Gannett Peak behind

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June in the Wind River Range

July 12, 2015

Backside of Cirque of the Towers

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Monument Valley Sky

June 6, 2015

Cedar Mesa Sandstone Reflection

Train Rock and Monument Valley

Photos from Ladakh

May 11, 2015

Likir Valley Trek

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2014 in Photographs

December 29, 2014

Canyoneering Southern Utah Continue reading >>

Published in Sierra!

November 6, 2014
AdventureAlternative LivingExperiential Education

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 >>

Fall in the Winds with NOLS

September 10, 2014

Me, Jessica Fuller, and Jake Perkinson

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Photos From the Colorado Mountains

September 14, 2011

Gore Range Inversion

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