Hi all, a acquaintance from Asheville, North Carolina went down to Mexico to run with the famous Tarahumara tribe. They are probably best known for their barefoot running and beating some of the worlds best athletes in ultra running events. When you have ten minutes, check this out. Ultra Marathon in Copper Canyon – Will Harlan
Really impressive amount of snowfall for the southern San Juans! All of that snow in this upside down storm has created a super weak layer in the snow pack and is resulting natural slides already. Check out the CAIC page: Colorado Avalanche Information Page
and also our specific region CAIC Report for our region
We recently received this email about the 2010 Earth Corp Program and I wanted to pass it along. This is a great opportunity for college credit and for a summer spent outdoors. Contact them directly if you are interested.
Dear College Professor, Coordinator, or Assistant,
I am writing from the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a nonprofit environmental education and stewardship organization that is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of wildlands and key natural areas, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Institute accomplishes its mission through key environmental projects such as our Earth Corps program, an environmental education and service course for undergraduate students to take place during Summer 2010.
Earth Corps was created to address critical environmental threats in sensitive wildland environs, while introducing undergraduate students to ecology, environmental restoration techniques, and land management policy. This intensive hands-on program combines environmental education with an environmental stewardship project. 30 days in length, participants live in a remote setting for the duration, complete long hours of demanding physical labor, work effectively as a team, exercise the highest level of commitment and perseverance, and make enduring friendships. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will receive 4 hours of credit from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (GES 446: Field Studies in Geography).
This email is to ask for your assistance in passing on the attached information regarding our Earth Corps program to your students and any other student groups or faculty that you feel may be interested. Earth Corps seeks motivated students from all over the country and we believe students at your institution may be interested in this unique summer opportunity. Attached is a program flier and detailed description to be used at your discretion. If you, or any of your students have any contacts that should be added to our e-mailing list please kindly forward those addresses onto us at your earliest convenience! If any questions, concerns, or comments arise contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-471-7736.
Thank you for your time!
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
3310 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Clink on this link to read the full description: Earth Corp 2010
Grand Teton National Park (WY) GS-0025 Seasonal Climbing Rangers
If you are a climber, it doesn’t get any better than this!This is a major stepping stone in a career climbing and guiding in the US.The Jenny Lake rangers in Grand Teton National Park are accepting applications to fill several summer seasonal climbing ranger positions. Interested individuals need to have a well-rounded background in different climbing disciplines and have a great interest in land management and resource protection, as well as emergency services. All applicants must be US citizens, climb at the minimum level of Grade IV, 5.7, A2, obtain or possess a First Responder certification or higher by the entry on duty date, and be available for work between May and September.
To learn more about these positions and apply, please click on the link below. The positions are being announced as:Park Ranger (LE/Climbing), announcement SROC-GRTE-10-306927Park Ranger (Climbing), announcement SROC-GRTE-10-307461 Click on the link below, then enter the announcement number in the search field.All application materials must be submitted by midnight EST on the closing date, January 18th. [Submitted by Ed Visnovske, Jenny Lake Area Ranger] http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
Are you interested in learning about avoiding avalanches? This is a great web tutorial, no substitute for taking a real course, but does provide some basic information.