By Park City, Utah junior Nordic team/NSF coach Gordon Lange
The Park City Nordic Ski Team has just finished up five days of backpacking, running and climbing in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming. We were able to bag a couple peaks, get in an eighteen-mile run, and cover about 50 miles of trail and 20,000 vertical feet. Participating in the camp were Rosie Brennan, Kirsten Stray Gundersen, Alexis Sumsion, Elizabeth Guiney, Nick Hendrickson, Andrew and Tanner Putt.
The focus this year was to cover some ground and work on our strength endurance. Every day we hit the trail early, as it was easy to get out of camp cheered on by the swarms of mosquitoes and horse flies. Long hikes were punctuated by cool swims.
Although the agenda may have been a little ambitious we managed to cram in most of the trails and peaks we hade in mind in spite of the blisters and sore backs