On a 30 day course in the Wind River Range in Wyoming with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), I learned to get out of my own way, to trust my instincts, to listen to the wind. I learned how to have a great nights sleep while camping on a glacier under a tarp, how to read the peaks and valleys all around us and match those with a map, and how to move through the wilderness and leave no trace behind. I am forever grateful for those 30 days when I carried everything I needed to survive on my back, and I know that being outside and moving will always restore my sense of peace.

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