These are the words, as written, of Chuck Lafean, age 16, on Course C-242 of Colorado Outward Bound School.
Up at five:thirty... jogging that distance of four miles is difficult but I make it. At aqueduct we pick up packs and do some map work. Hike (bushwack) to Little Sopris Lake, which is at about 11,400 ft. Slept under the stars. Learned alot about first aid and mountain rescue. Tony, Bill and I become fast friends and slept in the same a place. Area around Sopris Lake is beautiful. Sleep.
Until I started this, I had never really had an idea of where we were in Colorado or where we went from day to day. It is very interesting to me to be able to now see this on a map. Unfortunately, the photos I took are on the textured paper that prevents fingerprints, making them impossible to scan. I no longer have the negatives.
At Little Sopris Lake, I began to relax a little from the culture shock. That combined with the openness around Little Sopris Lake made a very strong impression on me. It was so beautiful; so peaceful.