Grand Teton: Make a Snow Angel with Wilderness Ventures

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Seriously! Go from the top of a snow covered mountain covered in powder then down to clear running water for some fishing. That’s the great thing about the Grand Tetons and Grand Teton National Park.

One of our fearless leaders decided to jump into the snow during this past summer’s tour of Yellowstone National Park. The adventurers got a real kick out of the idea and a couple made snow angels afterwards.

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After that chilly experience, the teens were warmed to the idea of seeing Old Faithful and learning about the area.

One of the best parts was the sunny kayaking session in the park with everyone else and waving our honorary U.S. flag to show a bit of spirit for the beautiful national park.

This was coupled with leadership lessons and survival skills really made the trip feel more important than most. Trust exercises and real-life survival skills were just part of the experience that helped teach teens that they actually have more control over their lives than they believed.

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After the chilly trek and fantastic 13,771 foot climb to the summit where the adventurers proudly displayed the U.S. flag and the Wilderness Ventures banner to signify the great thing they just accomplished.

The leadership portion included group leaders motivating those who may have gotten tired or felt like giving up. They really needed to band together when the cold and the height got too much for some people.

Grand Teton basically had everything, which is why it’s been a staple for the last four decades.

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Schools Take Unforgettable Wilderness Ventures Field Trips

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Remember the excitement of going on a field trip in school or with an after-school group? Getting out of the classroom and out into the real world is so invigorating and really puts the lessons in perspective.

Wilderness Ventures works with schools, scout programs and other educational institutions to bring classroom lessons into perspective with community service projects and nature exploration.

A history lesson on Native Americans can really hit home when students work on a Navajo reservation and get to learn culture straight from the people. Geography of the United States looks great on a map, but actually hitting the Grand Tetons puts tectonic plates into perspective.

If there are specific areas that the group wants to know about, the group leaders can customize a trip with ample pre-departure information and other educational materials.