I'm Adam. Or Dreamer. Or Ads. I've loved the outdoors since I was 8 years old and lucky enough to get to experience going to summer camp. Growing up in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, getting to go away all summer every summer to camp in the mountains was magical. It introduced me to the outdoors. It instilled a sense of awe that I'd never felt before. I've been striving to keep experiencing awe my entire life. Awe is what leads me into the back-country time and time again. Awe is what has always led me to weave outdoor education into every classroom I've taught in.
A Selection of Adam’s Long Distance Backpacking Accomplishments:
"I strive to put myself in places that create a true sense of awe. We just don't feel awe nearly as often as we should. We need nature to provide that true and deep feeling. Awe invigorates us. Awe reminds us what a small part of the universe we are. Awe redefines time. Awe provides as many questions as it does answers. These aren't questions to be Googled. They are questions to ponder deeply and in the moment."