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.
Taylor falls with style.
Tim works his way up the hill.
Time for throwing a few snowballs.
The sun made our journaling time comfortable.
Tatyana and Suze fill in their pages.
The whole group journaling.
Working up close.
Sara sketches another detailed drawing.
Rachael takes in the scene for her writing prompt.
Tim is looking at the “wide view” for his drawing.
Most student went downhill skiing at Monarch, but three went cross-country skiing with me and Kristin.
Down the black diamond at Monarch
Downhill at Monarch
Making monkey bread
Relaxing with a book
Weaseling in a photo
Cross-country group takes a little journaling time
Up Cottonwood Pass framed with Aspen.
Starting down the Cottonwood Pass trail. Snow was pretty wet and sticky.
Making lunches for our field day
Bagging lunch, an art
A little down time after the writing and art blocks
Writing block; making a word bank
Makenzie introduces her session on finding interesting words to use in writing
Reflective writing in the yurt.
We woke to alpenglow and clear skies.
Time for laughs. YouTube?
Where we spend most of our time — the lodge.
Hanging on under the sun. They didn’t last long.
Snowshoeing started with a steep, uphill hike — 1k of evelation.
Lead group marching on.
A teaching moment from Bobby.
Art lesson with Kristin.
Kristin talks about the connections between art and science.
Try a little drawing.
Drawing an orange. What do you see, Tim?
Sara works on her orange sketch with color pencils.
Rachael puts in the details.
Gage works on a landscape sketch.
Sun behind pines
Arrived in BV safely and the snow came shortly after. Perfect!
New snow to enjoy
Snow on the Bear
Playing in the snow
We arrived at 1:45pm MST to fantastic views of the mountains.
View of Grand Teton from outside our classroom.
Sun dips behind the ridge of the Teton Range.
“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.”
The Link School
1987 Teton Trip