This was one of the coolest trips I’ve ever done. Still trying to wrap my head around all that I saw and felt. Insofar as this was meant to be an effective coda for both the Yellowstone project and for graduate school, I can say that the mission has been accomplished.

Now, as Eric so helpfully said, I have to find a job. Too bad, as I’m psyched on spring and ready to spend my time biking, backpacking, skiing mountains, and packrafting fat rivers.


  1. Chad says:

    Congrats on finishing. Loved the frozen sock moment and wading barefoot. Great job on the vid.

  2. Jill says:

    Jobs really are overrated when you think about it. But congrats on finishing school. That looks like an awesome celebration trip.

  3. Bill says:

    very cooooool

  4. ~ Sheepheads says:

    Good work putting school first . Hope to see you in the hills or on the water soon. Good luck on the employment front. Hope you find a place with lots of rec opps.

  5. Carney says:

    Very nice!

  6. Tom Purvis says:

    "Hi, yer young and you have your health. What do you want with a job?"

  7. Dave says:

    I do better and get more done with some structure in my life. I also have student loans coming up soonish.Bleh.Thanks everyone.

  8. Martin Rye says:

    Fantastic video and thanks for sharing.

  9. Eugene Smith says:

    Loved it David! Beautifully treacherous country you have in your midst. Excellent editing, it gave me a great sense of what your trip was like. I cannot believe you wore the MT100's in conditions like that! Amazing they were still on your feet when you were done. Anywhere I can see your gear list for this trip?

  10. Dave says:

    Thanks Eugene! I'm currently working on an article that hopefully BPL will publish. Full gearlist with commentary will be included.

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