5.27.2007

Desolation Canyon
Just back from 5 days on the Green River with 18 8th graders. Amazing group of students, amazing scenery, amazing trip all around.

Everyone got home safe, which was my first and highest priority. Everyone had a good time, which was important, but ranked nowhere close to safety.

The short story is that we flew into the canyon lands on tiny prop planes, landed atop mesa, hiked down to the river then floated our way out through rapids at high water. Being forced to be self-suficient for any period of time is a good experience for anyone to have. If you want shelter, you make it. If you want warmth, you better make a fire. If you want food, guess who cooks it.

That sort of independence gives you a sense of confidence that's hard to find anywhere else. Good times.

Now to get caught up for the week I missed ....

//H

3 Comments:

At 10:03 AM, Blogger saurus said...

... and to think, I was just watching 'man vs. wild' at the gym last night and here my own little big brother is doing just that. you didn't eat any live water snakes by biting off their heads did you?

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

:) No water snakes. But I did see a family of mountain goats with wee ones in tow.

Tried biting the head off one but couldn't get my mouth around the horns.

//H

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger saurus said...

all the better i say - those horns taste nasty going down.

 

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