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Billycan Romance: A Lifetime Adventure

By Rich Brame on Feb 4, 2020
Photo by Nathan Page

In about 1983, two New York City bankers met at a party. There was the usual small talk, music by Culture Club, and some shop talk, too. Home loan rates were 13%; electronic games maker Coleco was a hot stock; hit movies were Flashdance and The Big Chill.

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Topics: Alumni, Wind River Wilderness, NOLS alumni, Wind River Range, Stories, Alumni Accomplishments, romance

Learning the Meaning of Teamwork in the Wilderness

By Wolf Johnson on Jan 22, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wolf Johnson

I crested the top of the small mountain, ahead of the rest, for a brief moment of celebration on the top, all by myself. The view took my breath away, literally, but also emotionally. I could feel a tenderness and had a few tears in my eyes.

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Topics: Leadership Skills, Wind River Wilderness, Wyoming, Backpacking, teamwork, Stories, Student Stories, Leadership