2000 Journal Entry: “Outside it snows…”

Outside it snows
casually swirling
but never piling up on the ground.
Inside it is warm.
People read, draw, sleep
and focus cameras.
Each in their own direction,
yet connected by this trip.
Where will we all be 5 years
from now? Where was the
single snowflake 5 years ago?
Perhaps in the ocean or falling
on a tropical shore.
But now, today, it rambles
downward toward the cold sea of snow,
together, with its forever-family…
All from different places, now united.
Like us.

from the journal of Naomi McVey
2000 Teton Trip

1996 Journal Entry: “Thinking back on the week…”

It was amazing to get there–everybody called it a miracle. The day before, the airport was closed; people had been waiting to get to Jackson Hole for two days (from Salt Lake City airport). We arrived, ran around the Salt Lake airport a bit and hopped on a plane. There were only two flights out of Salt Lake into Jackson Hole on that day. Our group was on the first and Katie Pratt on the second. Then we were snowed in for four days. The school had been snowed in before we got there, we arrived, and then we were snowed in again. We could not have come any earlier or later.

The plan for Thursday was to go to the Elk Refuge, and on Wednesday the road opened. The temperatures were around -30 to -10 F but we were all prepared. I stayed basically warm and I still have all my fingers and toes. (My fingers and toes were the only parts that ever came close to numb.) I was prepared and God took care of me. He has been doing all this taking care of me–am I taking care to learn more about Him and His children??

from the journal of Rachel McVey
written on the plane ride JAC>STL
1996 Teton Trip

1984 Journal Entry:”I leave my usual routine…”

I leave St. Louis and my usual monotonous routine for a place completely out of my experience. My name is Geoff Hufford and coming from Tucson AZ, the Grand Tetons of Wyoming is completely different than anywhere I’ve been. This is the journal of my trip…

January 29 – After four takeoffs and landings the terrain became snow covered and mountaineous. Christy Shultz had never been on an airplane before. 17 mile drive to school. All boys in cabin 1, and Me, Arthur, Eddie, Paul, and Bill roomed together. Went exploring and tromping through the snow. Ate good chicken dinner followed by a meeting and slideshow. Started stove in room and it got REALLY HOT! I’m up for learning how to cross country ski.

from the journal of Geoff Hufford
1984 Teton Trip