Today's Lesson: Keeping Your Head Above Water
Water Bottles

Expedition Survival Tip

This may come as a bit of a surprise, but there are no showers in the Great Outdoors. Our advice: when possible stay upwind of others.

Local Sponsors

In addition to our national sponsors, Big City Mountaineers wishes to thank the following land management agencies and local supporters:

Boundary Waters Support

Superior National Forest – Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Wisconsin State Parks and Cook County Forest Preserve District

DuPage County Forest Preserve District

Wilderness Wind

Willy Street Food Co-op


Chicago REI

Madison REI

California Support

Yosemite National Park

Sierra National Forest – Bass Lake Ranger District

Inyo National Forest – Mammoth Ranger District

Mariposa County Unified School District – Yosemite National Park Valley School

Tioga High School

Camp High Sierra

Berkeley REI

San Francisco REI

Colorado Support

Gunnison National Forest – Paonia Ranger District

White River National Forest – Aspen-Sopris Ranger District

Medicine Bow/ Routt National Forests Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District

White River National Forest – Blanco Ranger District

Moosejaw Mountaineering Boulder

Mile High Foods

US Foods

Denver REI

Pacific Northwest Support

U.S. Forest Service- Wallowa Ranger District

Portland REI

Seattle REI

U.S. Forest Service- Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Ranger District

Olympic National Park

North Cascades National Park

Boys & Girls Club of SW Washington

Wallowa Ranger District
Michael Heilman at the district HQ for forest service
Doug Walker
PIne Mountain Sports