Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Reality TV 2.0

For those of you tuned in to watch the Decorah, Iowa eagles last year, here's another chance to enjoy them.

Reality TV's got nothing on these two.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours."- Robert Byrne, American author and billiard instructor

Monday, December 12, 2011

Give the Gift of Adventure!

Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, White River Nat'l Forest (CO) 2008

It's gift-giving season.

This year, instead of giving something that will be used up or easily forgotten, give a gift that will be anticipated for several months, one that will create memories that will last a lifetime. A gift that will be experienced by engaging all the senses in the natural world. An adventure in a beautiful setting.

Give a Wilderness Volunteers Gift Certificate.

The gift certificate is good for the project of their choice, with 50 to choose from from Minnesota to New Hampshire, West Virginia to Montana, Vermont to Alaska, Hawaii to Arizona. They'll be able to look over the projects, decide which is best for them, and send in their application. Over the next months, they'll get ready for the project by working on being in shape and collecting their gear. When the project starts, they'll meet some great people and work together on a project, share meals and soak up the majesty of America's public lands. They'll return home with pictures and stories to be shared and remembered for a lifetime.

Joseph Campbell, the mythologist and chronicler of how stories bring meaning to life, wrote, "I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” "The Power of Myth", Anchor Press, 1991.

Buy a Wilderness Volunteers Gift Certificate at this link.

Questions? Contact us at info@wildernessvolunteers.org or call (928) 556-0038.

We wish you a wonderful holiday and adventurous New Year!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Breaking News You Can Be Excited About!

Glacier Nat'l Park, MT (2010)

The 2012 Trips are on the Website!

All 51 of them! From Minnesota to New Hampshire, West Virginia to Montana, Vermont to Alaska, Hawaii to Arizona and everywhere in between, there's a trip for anyone and everyone. Check them out today.

Considering taking a trip for the first time, or trying to convince a friend or relative to join you? Check out the 2011 Fall Newsletter for some great volunteer and agency testimonials. Thanks to Nancy, John, Katy, Karen, Peter and Rick for sharing their thoughts and experiences.

And thanks, as always, to all of you for "Giving Something Back."