Sun Valley Junior skiers take 110-mile hike

FasterSkierJuly 15, 2006

Expedition gives new meaning to the term cross country

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.

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