|Josh and Kt enjoying the sunset on Antelope Island.|
Many people have been asking "where the heck have you two been?" As some of you know we have been guiding with an adventure therapy program called Aspiro. We guild adolescnence and adults all over Utah. Our mission is to provide the hope and healing for families that are struggling. In most cases this is a last resort for families to repair what has been broken. The life of a guide has many challenges and sacrifices.
Our first few months on trail, Kt and I were mostly separated while we working the ranks up to Lead Guide. Kt has been recently promoted to Team Leader and we are both Lead Guides for the Vantage Point program. Vantage Point program is designed to help struggling teens with a variety of social, cognitive, learning and processing issues. Many of these teens also struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Verbal Learning Disabilities and more.
Unfortunately, due to the nature and sensitivity of our jobs we can't share pictures with the students. We only have a few snaps of us in some really cool places. My hope is to share what we have learned on trail, what we do and to give a little insight on the life of being a guide. From time to time, Ill update this blog with inspirationals, pictures of Kt and I and advise. Enjoy!
|Enjoying the summit of Frary Peak on Antelope Island.|
A shift of trail is 8 days at a time from Monday to Monday. Here has been our schedule, we have been all over Utah.
Week 1: Both of us went to training in Mt. Pleasant, Goblin Valley and St. George. We went canyoneering, rappelling and climbing plus did 80 hours of inservice training. Some of the canyons we did were Ding and Dang Canyon in a day. We also did an unkown 100 ft rappel. Finally, we were thrown into the field the last two days and worked with the students for the first time. Kt worked with the Kairos (Adult) group and I worked with Aspiro Girl's group.
Week 2: Josh went to Parent Seminar with Kairos and Kt went to Tabby Mountain with Kairos (Adult VP).
Week 3: Josh and Kt went to Escalante. Josh worked with Aspiro Boys and Katie worked with Karios.
Week 4: Josh went to Ouray with Kairos and Kt went to Ouray with Kairos.
Week 5: Josh and Kt started working together! We went to Moab for Ed Consultant week with Kairos.
Week 6: Together in Vantage Point. This week we went rock climbing in St. George.
Week 7: Kt went to her first Parent Seminar and Josh went to around climbing in Rock Canyon most of the week.
Week 8: We went mountain biking in Park City, Eagle Mountain and the West Desert.
Week 9: We went to Parent Seminar.
Week 10: We went hiking in Antelope Island and rock climbing in Rock Canyon.