Last year at this time, I was just beginning one of the greatest experiences of my life- geology field camp with SIU Carbondale. I lived in the mountains of Montana (and Idaho and Wyoming) for six weeks. I studied and mapped fascinating geology and realized a life-long passion, and when I wasn’t, I was hiking (more!) and enjoying the legendary wildness of the West. I spent every day with amazing people, some who have become life-long friends. I fell asleep with campfire smoke in my hair and the wild mountain air in my spirit. This was a time I will treasure for my whole life and feel very grateful to have had. Thank you, to everyone, to the land, to the great spirit of this place.