For the past seven
years, NOLS Advisory Councilmember John Whisnant has led the “Tour de
Lander” during the annual board meetings here at NOLS Headquarters. This year
is no different. Tour de Lander VII began Tuesday, and daily stages have
departed from the Pronghorn Inn parking lot to tour the area.
cooperated, the bikes cooperated, and the dirt roads mostly cooperated,”
Whisnant noted in an email inviting participants to jump in on later stages.
“On Tuesday, we were stopped after three miles on the Louis Lake dirt road by
ice covering the road.”
NOLS Advisory and
Board of Trustee members converge upon Lander each year for board meetings that
culminate in a staff celebration on Saturday evening. Perhaps next year the
celebration will include a yellow jersey for the dedicated participants in the
grueling Tour de Lander.