Category Archives: Outward Bound and similar

Working for Outward Bound and running or working for other OB-type programs

Changes Inc., Havasu Canyon, Winter 1970

Changes Inc. was a federally-funded Outward Bound-style program, headquartered in Las Cruces, NM. An educator by the name of William O. Evans had talked the United States Post Office Dep’t. into making  their ubiquitous facilities available for store-front schools in blighted urban … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Grand Canyon, N. Kaibab Trail, 1972

I led an early summer hike that descended from the South Rim and over to the vicinity of the Bright Angel CG. From there we followed a route straight up and into Phantom Creek, thus by-passing a troublesome and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Program, State of New Mexico, 1976 – 1977, Pecos Wilderness NM

The Wilderness Program visited various locations in the Pecos Wilderness, which included the Santa Fe Baldy area, the Truchas Peaks and Trampas Lakes. Here is my Flickr collection:

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The Wilderness Program, State of New Mexico, 1976 – 1977 – Grand Canyon

In 1976, I took a job with the State of New Mexico, creating and directing an Outward Bound-style wilderness program for the Forensic Treatment System. Also known as a “hoods in the woods” program, it was for “adjudicated” individuals – supposedly non-violent … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Buckskin Gulch, AZ, 1973

In the early summer of 1973, I led NMT students on a hike through Buckskin Gulch to the Paria River and ending at Lees Ferry, on the Colorado River. Here’s my Flickr collection:,    

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Barranca del Cobre, Mexico, 1973

Over the X-mas Break, 1973, I led a group of NMT students (and two friends) to the Barranca del Cobre, in northern Mexico. This is a very deep and wild canyon, which is paralleled, on the rim, by the Chihauhua al … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, San Juan Mtns., Colorado, 1971-73

In the early summer, I led NMT students on Outward Bound- style expeditions in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, where I had previously led Outward Bound courses. Here is my Flickr collection: And here is an article from Climbing Magazine, … Continue reading

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