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Summer 2006 Issue
    Cover Article
    Message from the Editors
    NOLS Expedition Behavior: From Conception to Mantra
    Wild Side of Medicine: Blisters
    Advocates or Educators--and What's the Difference?
    A Noble Cause
    Q&A with John Gans, NOLS Executive Director
    Backcountry Safety Tips
    Mexico's Big Drops: A NOLS Tradition
    Uncommon Trails
    Recipe Box: App-Saroka Crisp
    This Job's a Trip
    Day 82 of 77: Lessons Learned from a NOLS Course
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NOLS Rocky Mountain:

  • We created an Outfitting DVD for our enrolled students that details the first day as well as a comprehensive look at their course equipment.
  • Our Mongolia Backpacking course proposal was accepted and we will be running the first course Mongolia Backpacking course in July 2007.

NOLS Patagonia:

  • Starting in October, the “Year in Patagonia” students will put their communication, cultural understanding and leadership skills to the test during about 10 days spent with remote homesteaders or pobladores.

NOLS Yukon:

  • The Whitehorse crew is happily driving "Mangogh" (a bright, organge/yellow Chevy) on all errand runs. This svelte rig gets 44 mpg—conserving the Earth's resources and NOLS' dollars.
  • We're traveling two new Yukon watercourses this season—the Donjek and Francis Rivers.

NOLS Teton Valley:

  • The Teton Valley Semester found cougar and bear tracks on their hike in the Big Holes in early June. Keeping with tradition, the group spent a day with the Forest Service and the local community repairing and maintaining a trail—this year in the Big Holes.
  • The issue room has had a face lift—a new ceiling and a coat of paint!
  • We continue to plant two trees a year on the property, a practice inspired by Joe and Laura Mantoan and their son, Joe, who was a student and intern at the branch. The newest trees are Canadian Red Maples.
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans and triple ginger snaps are the most sought out snacks in the rations room, along with the ever-popular malt ball.
  • We continue to work alongside NOLS Public Policy and NOLS Rocky Mountain to preserve our classroom in the Wyoming Range from the threats of oil and gas leasing.

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