Saturday, November 5, 2011

Images from a Western Odyssey

The Rockies at Sunset - From Raton Pass on the Colorado-New Mexico Border.

In May 2011, I accepted a six-month assignment with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming and the Teton Valley of Idaho. NOLS is the largest outdoor education institution in the world, it's classroom is the wilderness, and the school is committed to sustainable practices in every aspect of its operations. I immeasurably benefited from my six-month immersion into that culture and came away with significant new skills in my armamentarium of abilities.

While driving nearly 10,000 miles across the wide, wild, windswept, mountainous places where NOLS conducts its mission, I had a few opportunities to make photos. A collection of images from my travels with NOLS, the return journey across America and images from other travels can be seen on Panoramio, the Google Earth image repository featuring over three hundred of my photos -