What are we actually doing out here? Sometimes I get this question on an expedition as we’re shuffling in a seemingly endless slog up a steep mountainside. Sometimes it comes with a breath of realization and awe after a day... READ MORE
Three weeks before I was supposed to leave for my Outdoor Educator expedition, I typed up an email saying I couldn’t commit to 50 days in the wilderness and would need to unenroll. I left it in my drafts folder... READ MORE
When I was 22, I was really confused. I’ve never been good at planning—mostly because I never knew what I should be planning for. During my freshman year of college, I was completely overwhelmed by how many people seemed like... READ MORE
During my second job out of college, I was working a corporate job located in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. I was adulting. I had a desk, clients, business cards, a blackberry (I’ve totally just dated myself!) and even an intern.... READ MORE
That evening we had decided to turn back. “We” consisted of myself, two other co-Instructors and nine high school students on a 22-day rafting and mountaineering expedition on the Deschutes River and in the Three Sisters Wilderness of Central Oregon.... READ MORE
Keilani Lai-Hipp didn’t grow up camping. “I was a beach baby,” she explained. Her one exposure to camping had been on a southwest road trip, tagging along with her brother, an avid climber—far from their home in Boston. During that... READ MORE
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