I am Co-Director, along with my wife – Phoebe, of the Athenian Wilderness Experience. We run courses in the summer to the Sierra Nevada and in the spring to the Cottonwood Mountains of Death Valley National Park. Our students take this course as a graduation requirement for the Athenian School, a small private school near Mt. Diablo State Park, California.
We also live part of the year at our house in Bishop, California. This provides us ample time to explore the mountains and desert near there.