Signed up for a 90 day backpacking semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School. I figured this was a fantastic way to really dive into the outdoor community to learn some important skills. I looked into a number of programs and kept coming back to NOLS. So I signed up in 2013 with hopes to land the spring 2014 course, which I got! NOLS is located in Lander, Wyoming which the course is taking place in Wyoming and Utah. Learning leadership skills, nature nuggets, teamwork, and a variety of technical skills. Those skills include Wilderness First Responder training, Leave No Trace Master Educator, backcountry skiing, canyoneering, whitewater canoeing, and rock climbing.