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Wyoming 2013
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Seven students on the way to Jackson Hole the day before they are to embark on their adventure into the back country of the Bridger-Teton Wilderness
Seven students on the way to Jackson Hole the day before they are to embark on their adventure into the back country of the Bridger-Teton Wilderness
Getting all the gear sorted and the loads weighed and balanced before heading into the back country is a big task!
Getting all the gear sorted and the loads weighed and balanced before heading into the back country is a big task!
Loads need to be perfect and hitches done to perfection to avoid wrecks on the trail.
Loads need to be perfect and hitches done to perfection to avoid wrecks on the trail.
Part of the work projects often involve clearing the trail of recent blow downs.
Part of the work projects often involve clearing the trail of recent blow downs.
Heath Harter made a first pack trip into the wilderness at the age of 11. 29 years later he is sharing that experience with students at Hocking College.
Heath Harter made a first pack trip into the wilderness at the age of 11. 29 years later he is sharing that experience with students at Hocking College.
Scott Pugh "Hoss" shares his many years of working in the back country with students helping them get all their hitches done right.
Scott Pugh "Hoss" shares his many years of working in the back country with students helping them get all their hitches done right.
Nyanna Blume leads her pack horse down the trail for the first day of the trip
Nyanna Blume leads her pack horse down the trail for the first day of the trip
Jonathan Patton, always with a smile on his face, is ready for the big adventure.
Jonathan Patton, always with a smile on his face, is ready for the big adventure.
Beautiful meadows await the students as they start out on their journey through the wilderness.
Beautiful meadows await the students as they start out on their journey through the wilderness.
Crossing Coulter Creek shows remnants of the great fires of the Yellowstone that occurred in 1988.
Crossing Coulter Creek shows remnants of the great fires of the Yellowstone that occurred in 1988.
Nyanna & Cassy enjoying the evening as they ready the fire for the evening meal.
Nyanna & Cassy enjoying the evening as they ready the fire for the evening meal.
After a few days on the trail and some bad hair days, a little help is in order!
After a few days on the trail and some bad hair days, a little help is in order!
There may be no better bed in the world, a tarp and packing pads underneath and a tarp on top if it rains
There may be no better bed in the world, a tarp and packing pads underneath and a tarp on top if it rains
Add to that the smell of pine and spruce with the best mountain air in the world....can't be beat
Add to that the smell of pine and spruce with the best mountain air in the world….can't be beat
Sometimes the bigger ones require bringing out the big saw...makes the job much easier
Sometimes the bigger ones require bringing out the big saw…makes the job much easier
Jonathan, always with a smile on his face giving Shadow a rewarding rub for doing his job so well.
Jonathan, always with a smile on his face giving Shadow a rewarding rub for doing his job so well.
"Hoss" leading the gang
"Hoss" leading the gang
Cassy & Heath taking a turn on a big one.
Cassy & Heath taking a turn on a big one.
Hoss with his favorite mule Moses. Nothing better than a roll in the dust and good grass in Fox Park
Hoss with his favorite mule Moses. Nothing better than a roll in the dust and good grass in Fox Park
Dakota enjoying the meadows with two hitch hikers enjoying the sun on his back!
Dakota enjoying the meadows with two hitch hikers enjoying the sun on his back!
Early morning, the pack horses are all loaded and we are underway.
Early morning, the pack horses are all loaded and we are underway.
Trinity stringing Shadow & Moses down the trail
Trinity stringing Shadow & Moses down the trail
After 4 days on the trail, getting your hair clean, even when the water is ice cold, is worth the effort.
After 4 days on the trail, getting your hair clean, even when the water is ice cold, is worth the effort.
After a long day in the saddle, a few minutes sitting by the fire is well deserved.
After a long day in the saddle, a few minutes sitting by the fire is well deserved.
An evening sitting around the fire and sharing stories is welcomed by all.
An evening sitting around the fire and sharing stories is welcomed by all.
Getting the coals just right for grilling is the job of the cooks.
Getting the coals just right for grilling is the job of the cooks.
French Toast & sausage makes for a great breakfast.
French Toast & sausage makes for a great breakfast.
After few hours grazing in the morning it is time to start the day and get on the trail.
After few hours grazing in the morning it is time to start the day and get on the trail.
Balancing the loads and getting all the hitches just right makes for fewer wrecks on the trail.
Balancing the loads and getting all the hitches just right makes for fewer wrecks on the trail.
Three amigos left to right, Hoss, Heath & Brad.
Three amigos left to right, Hoss, Heath & Brad.
Well before sun up it is time to roll up the sleeping bag and get rolling
Well before sun up it is time to roll up the sleeping bag and get rolling
Sunrise on Pacific Creek, what a way to start a day!
Sunrise on Pacific Creek, what a way to start a day!
One last blow down on the trail to remove before the trip is over and the week comes to an end!
One last blow down on the trail to remove before the trip is over and the week comes to an end!