Tag Archives: Outward Bound

Sawtooth Mountains and the Tetons, 1972

In the summer of 1972, Harvey Carter asked me to substitute for him as a guide for the Iowa Mountaineers, on a trip to the Sawtooth Mountains, in Idaho. I gladly agreed, as it would be the first time that … Continue reading

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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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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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California Outward Bound School, Yosemite NP, 1971

I spent the summer of 1971 working as an instructor for the California Outward Bound School. We were headquartered at a moth-balled Marine base at Pickel Meadows, on the east side of the Sierras, where the West Walker River crosses … Continue reading

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