New Courses for Fall 2017

By Molly Herber

Apr 10, 2017

We’re introducing six new courses to our fall lineup that are all 10 days or shorter. Enjoy!

Adirondack Canoeing - Adult

person sitting in the bow of a canoe wearing red bandana and life jacket while paddling through a lake full of lily pads
Photo by Murilo Bellese

“Paddling is a quintessential and historic mode of transportation in the Adirondacks. These ancient waterways are deep with human history. Linking together lakes, rivers, and ponds is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Adirondacks in September. Picture the peace of sitting by an evening fire after a long day, hearing the loon calls, and watching the stars fill up the night sky.”– NOLS Northeast Program Manager Lindsay Yost

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LNT Master Educator: Adirondack Backpacking

fall foliage reflecting in a calm, glassy lake in the Adirondacks
Photo by Lindsay Yost

“The Adirondacks are a real time classroom for addressing LNT issues that matter and make a difference. The ease of access for the Adirondacks makes education, training, and stewardship particularly meaningful. Not to mention September in the High Peaks region is a beautiful time of year to be exploring the backcountry.”– NOLS Northeast Program Manager Lindsay Yost

Southwest Backpacking - Adult

three hikers walk along a rocky trail with pines and other vegetation nearby in the Southwest
Photo by Liz Schultz

“Eight days in the backcountry is the perfect break from a busy work schedule. This course will visit the Gila Wilderness, one of my favorites because it was the first designated wilderness area in the United States. The area’s natural and human history is vast, and it’s a great way to experience a variety of terrain.”– NOLS Southwest Program Director Lindsay Nohl

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Southwest Women's Rock Climbing - Adult

woman in rock climbing gear shades her eyes with her hand while standing near a reddish rocky outcrop on a sunny morning
Photo by Eryn Pierce

“As a female outdoorswoman, I know firsthand how special it can be to stretch your comfort zone and learn new technical skills in a group of other supportive women. We're hoping this course will attract women seeking both challenge and camaraderie in the beautiful desert Southwest.”– NOLS Southwest Program Director Lindsay Nohl

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LGBTQ+ Canyonlands Backpacking - Adult

two people stand on red rock formation in the Southwest, gazing out at the landscape
Photo by Thomos Conor Kensok

“Canyon country is one of the most astounding landscapes this planet has to offer. Canyons are like mountains turned upside down, with the intricacies of a maze and the magic of hidden oases.”– NOLS Rocky Mountain Assistant Director Andy Blair

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Baja Women's Coastal Sailing - Adult

smiling woman wearing sunglasses and life preserver at the oars of a sailboat in Baja
Photo by Alisha Bube

“Sailing in Baja was an incredible experience! We learned to sail and read the wind, explored a canyon full of petroglyphs, watched bioluminescent waves break on our beach, and slept under the stars. The 8-day length is a perfect way to learn new skills and meet like-minded adventurers even on a busy schedule.”–Katherine Boehrer, NOLS Social Media Coordinator and Baja Coastal Sailing Adult 2017 grad

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Molly Herber

Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber

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