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Field Program


Clifbar Notes From a Season with WRT2

As a crew of whose energies are/were dedicated to the eradication of invasive species, it was evident from the genesis of our wilderness journey into the Bob Marshall Complex that whilst most other MCC crews upcoming seasons were to be spent sharpening physical iron and harnessing the affects of manual labor, our strains were more likely to be found within the arena of mental fortitude. As self-proclaimed "field fairies," it implies that the majority of our time was spent both literally and metaphorically floating within vast meadows and headspaces. With so much time being spent in solace as well as quiet harmony with nothing but what the natural forest had to offer, the crew of WRT learned to exploit each second of every day (as there wasn't another choice). Because of our specific line of work this season, WRT2 truly learned how to take each day one at a time and to appreciate it for nothing more than it was. A true life lesson, and one that we have all acquired; almost profoundly.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

― W.B. Yeats