Yesterday I returned to my home in Ridgecrest, although at this point I have spent more time sleeping in our camp at Great Falls Basin than in my room at our house. All four Ridgecrest crews, plus the traveling Wildcorps crew, spent 17 days at training in a big camp together. We learned about the Desert Restoration Corps, community building and conflict management, food, work skills, four-wheel...
Immediately after arriving in Ridgecrest, we started talking about leaving our house for the wilderness. Tuesday we met each other and our new home, and on Wednesday we left for our other new home – campsites in Owens Peak Wilderness Area. We camped from Wednesday until Saturday, and it was tons of fun. We cooked tons of good hippie vegetarian food, went over policies and expectations, slept under...