Expedition gives new meaning to the term cross country
By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer
Taking cross-country skiers on a summer backpacking trip seemed like a good idea to Rick Kapala, so he organized 16 members of his junior ski team into an expedition and took them on a 110-mile jaunt across the Frank Church Wilderness.
Ten days later, with sore feet, increased physical and mental endurance, a new admiration for the Idaho wilderness and a greater appreciation for the comforts of home, the group returned to the Wood River Valley.