In July 2013, I participated in the first ever BSA-sponsored packrafting school at the Montana High Adventure Base in Dupuyer, Montana. The program principles and curriculum were developed by Ryan Jordan, and I had the great privilege of serving with Ryan as an instructor and mentor for a select group of Scouts who would be our guinea pigs and pioneers, and who would pave the way to opening up a dramatic new mode of high adventure wilderness travel in the Scouting program.
This essay and trip report reflects some of my experiences, thoughts about Scouting, and importance of a lightweight philosophy as part of effective wilderness group dynamics.
- Day 1: Straight Creek to Pretty Prairie
- Day 2: Pretty Prairie to North Fork
- Day 3: The Upper North Fork
- Day 4: North Fork Gorge
- Day 5: Elbow Gorge
- This is High Adventure
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