Category: On Being a NOLS Instructor

The highs and lows, ins and outs, and ups and downs of life as a full time outdoor educator.

August 24, 2016 / / Horses
July 20, 2016 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor
October 30, 2015 / / New Zealand
July 22, 2014 / / Alpine Notes

As usual, I wished for rain.  It is always easier on the ego than feigning a case of the Sphinx Sphincter or Gannett Gut, things…

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March 31, 2014 / / Livin the dream

27 November 2013–Ambivalence mattered today. Jim and I have passed the planning torch over to the students. They are working in groups of two to…

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December 7, 2013 / / Alpine Notes
December 2, 2013 / / Alpine Notes
November 6, 2013 / / New Zealand
November 2, 2013 / / Alpine Notes

Twenty-four hours ago we waded, almost thoughtlessly, across the calf deep McCoy Stream, climbed the stony embankment and walked to the small hut on the…

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October 8, 2013 / / Alpine Notes

October 1st 2013 1100 — “Man, sometimes the group decision making process drives me insane”  Sean utters as he crawls into the vestibule.  One hand…

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July 17, 2013 / / NOLS
May 9, 2012 / / Livin the dream
December 2, 2011 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor

The large windows that make up the far end of the A Concourse  at Denver International Airport afford a panoramic view.  I sit at gate…

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September 24, 2011 / / Livin the dream
August 4, 2011 / / Livin the dream