Tag Archives: wilderness

Being Sick Sucks.

I experience life in cycles, which is another way to say I learn from past experiences to better live now. I recently added another cycle – getting massively sick thanks to the wilderness. I have giardiasis. From contracting the disease on expedition to diagnosis took … Continue reading

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Wilderness Defined

I’ve been struggling with defining “wilderness” for at least three years now. I’ve fallen through on my promise to dive into the layers of meaning from nature authors, advocates for legal “wilderness” areas, or folks with whom I interact. I struggled … Continue reading

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The Wilderness of Thought

I live in a national forest near the edge of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. In my four-day weekend over Valentine’s Day, I chose to explore hikes around the area near the SGWA. Moseying toward a 7800′ “hill” with a fantastic … Continue reading

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Comprehending Crepuscular Creatures

“All right, ladies, what do you know about animals active in the night?” I ask this question to begin a class taught after sunset. The class, Nocturnal Nations, is designed to empower students to begin overcoming fears of the night. … Continue reading

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#Winnebagross

As an after-graduation trip, I attempted to go backpacking in central Iowa. One problem – backpackers need ample clean water access for survival and central Iowa has a serious pollution problem in all the water. My fellow ‘packer and I … Continue reading

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Campers

So, having campers is both ridiculously rewarding and exhausting. I have a group coming in tomorrow, so I had the evening off to contemplate some of the more fascinating campers with whom I’ve had the pleasure of connecting. One teen … Continue reading

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Open the Door: Update on SCC

In Social & Cultural Change, we’ve moved to a new subject concerning change – that of Americans’ ever-changing relationship to technology. Focusing on screentime, we watched a documentary, “Play Again”, centered around taking several young teenagers from their environment of … Continue reading

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