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Field Program

[Image Description: Two MCC members taking a brief break; one is sitting on a rock, the other is standing nearby. They are both in their uniforms, looking out at the expansive, mountain view surrounding them.]

The art of together

Four crew members stand in front of a mountain ridge as one does a handstand.

To say that meeting 5 strangers and then immediately diving into living and working with them is an intense experience is a profound understatement. Taking 6 strong-willed women from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and sticking chainsaws in their hands is a recipe for both the great and the ugly. Over the first half of this MCC season, the Teton women’s fuels and fire crew got the magical experience of learning the beauty of clear and gracious communication. Though a tumultuous beginning as everyone navigated skill development and group dynamics, everyone was ultimately rewarded the satisfaction of repairing the dysfunction from the season's start. We will be forever grateful to this incredible group of women for giving us the love and patience and forgiveness needed to conquer the exceptionally difficult task of coming together.