The Lost Wonder Hut

Here are the last of the pictures for the week. I’m going to forgo the captions so that I can relax and watch Life of Pi with the kids.

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Testimony meeting around the campfire.

Testimony meeting around the campfire.

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My dog ears.

My dog ears.

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HDR image.

HDR image.

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View of the Lost Wonder Hut in the distance.

View of the Lost Wonder Hut in the distance.

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Reading the fourth Harry Potter book.

Reading the fourth Harry Potter book.

Sophie in the snow shelter.

Sophie in the snow shelter.

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HDR Image of the Lost Wonder Hut.

HDR Image of the Lost Wonder Hut.

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Cross-country Ski Day

The students did a great job learning cross-country skiing. Snow conditions were much better on South Fork Lake¬†Creek Trail. There won’t be any pictures posted for the next two days while we are up at the Lost Wonder Hut. I’ll work on getting them posted when we come back down, but it may not be until we return to St. Louis.

The group waits for their turn to take the hill.

The group waits for their turn to take the hill.

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Taylor falls with style.

Taylor falls with style.

Tim works his way up the hill.

Tim works his way up the hill.

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Time for throwing a few snowballs.

Time for throwing a few snowballs.

The sun made our journaling time comfortable.

The sun made our journaling time comfortable.

Tatyana and Suze fill in their pages.

Tatyana and Suze fill in their pages.

The whole group journaling.

The whole group journaling.

Working up close.

Working up close.

Sara sketches another detailed drawing.

Sara sketches another detailed drawing.

Rachael takes in the scene for her writing prompt.

Rachael takes in the scene for her writing prompt.

Tim is looking at the "wide view" for his drawing.

Tim is looking at the “wide view” for his drawing.

Monday: Downhill or Cross-country

Most student went downhill skiing at Monarch, but three went cross-country skiing with me and Kristin.

Down the black diamond at Monarch

Down the black diamond at Monarch

Downhill at Monarch

Downhill at Monarch

Braid bonding.

Braid bonding.

Making monkey bread

Making monkey bread

Comic smiles

Comic smiles

Practicing chords

Practicing chords

Relaxing with a book

Relaxing with a book

Weaseling in a photo

Weaseling in a photo

Cross-country group takes a little journaling time

Cross-country group takes a little journaling time

Up Cottonwood Pass framed with Aspen.

Up Cottonwood Pass framed with Aspen.

Starting down the Cottonwood Pass trail. Snow was pretty wet and sticky.

Starting down the Cottonwood Pass trail. Snow was pretty wet and sticky.

Making lunches for our field day

Making lunches for our field day

Bagging lunch, an art

Bagging lunch, an art

A little down time after the writing and art blocks

A little down time after the writing and art blocks

Writing block; making a word bank

Writing block; making a word bank

Makenzie introduces her session on finding interesting words to use in writing

Makenzie introduces her session on finding interesting words to use in writing

Reflective writing in the yurt.

Reflective writing in the yurt.

First Real Day at Link

We woke to alpenglow and clear skies.

Time for laughs. YouTube?

Time for laughs. YouTube?

Where we spend most of our time -- the lodge.

Where we spend most of our time — the lodge.

Hanging on under the sun. They didn't last long.

Hanging on under the sun. They didn’t last long.

Snowshoeing started with a steep,  uphill hike -- 1k of evelation.

Snowshoeing started with a steep, uphill hike — 1k of evelation.

Lead group marching on.

Lead group marching on.

A teaching moment from Bobby.

A teaching moment from Bobby.

Shadows

Shadows

Art lesson with Kristin.

Art lesson with Kristin.

Kristin talks about the connections between art and science.

Kristin talks about the connections between art and science.

Try a little drawing.

Try a little drawing.

Drawing an orange. What do you see, Tim?

Drawing an orange. What do you see, Tim?

Sara works on her orange sketch with color pencils.

Sara works on her orange sketch with color pencils.

Rachael puts in the details.

Rachael puts in the details.

Gage works on a landscape sketch.

Gage works on a landscape sketch.

Sun behind pines

Sun behind pines

Thursday – Research Day

A warming hot chocolate after a morning ski before breakfast.

One group researched tracks around this elk kill.

Track made by the wing of a raven or magpie.

Coyote tracks.

Katie explains how we can tell it was an older female elk.

Nate and Ron eat lunch with a great view.

The ski back to campus under the gaze of Grand Teton.

Research Presentations:

Monday 2011 -Day 1

We a perfect first day.

Creative Writing

Matt Daly gives a lesson on creative writing.

Journaling

Adam works on a writing exercise.

Introduction from Heidi on our first day in the field.

A fun relay to help the students learn cross-country skiing.

We head out for the Riparian community to find a place for lunch.

Clay and Adam stand to their knees in snow before settling in for lunch.

Carrie enjoys her lunch.

Heidi draws a map in the snow for group 2.

Group 2 has a tough climb.

The climb was worth it for a view of Grand Teton.

We skied to an area to study the Sage Brush community.

A grand view of the Tetons.

Beautiful scenery everywhere.

Emily finds a comfortable spot to journal.

Heading to an Aspen community.

Light filters through the Aspens.

Time for some animal cookies.

A little downhill skiing.

Adam found an icicle almost as long as him.

A weasel jumps the track with a mouse in it's mouth.

The Teton Trip absolutely changed my life.

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The Teton Trip absolutely changed my life. It was during that trip when writing came alive to me. I had always struggled as a writer, but it was more of the fear of it, rather than the inability to express myself through the written word. During that trip, poetry opened new windows for me to reflect on the natural world, which I thrived in.

So much happen during that trip that remains apart of my life today. Principia has the unique opportunity to bring programs like this to students who can benefit from them. I hope that they build upon a program that has benefited so many over the years.”

David Bailey
Educational Director
The Link School
1987 Teton Trip