|Scouting a climbing area with GirlVentures staff at Pinnacles National Park, February 2015|
|From the NOLS WMI WFR Handbook|
I would have loved to instruct on one of GV's summer courses if I weren't embarking on another trip on Wednesday: I'm heading to Alaska to spend 30 days backpacking in the Eastern Chugach Mountains with 3 NOLS instructors and a group of 12 students, age 16 &17. It will be my first time spending so long in the backcountry, my first time in Alaska, and my first time witnessing the NOLS progression.
I'm excited and nervous, which typically means I've made a good decision.