|The Year was 1965…
The Wilderness Act was one year old. Americans were
beginning to turn more attention to the outdoors
and the environment, pressing for laws to protect
clean air and water and sparking a decade or more
of environmental enlightenment.
Paul Petzoldt, a
legendary mountaineer, had a dream. He wanted to
train leaders. He wanted to help people learn to
care about and protect the wilderness. Petzoldt saw
his dream come to life in Wyoming that year. He called
it the National Outdoor Leadership School.