Project Leader: Christy Dunbar 208.631.7339 email@example.com Project Dates: June 3 - August 15
Aaron Sanford was born and raised in Chadron, Nebraska in 1987. He attended University of Wyoming before transferring to University of Nebraska, Kearney to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Management. In 2007 he worked for the Wyoming Conservation Corps building and maintaining trails. During the rafting season in 2008 and 2009 he worked for Buffalo Joe’s Whitewater Rafting as a river guide. It is rumored that at 6’7” he is the tallest guide on the Arkansas River. His experience as a raft guide only increased a strong dislike for cold water, especially in the snowmelt of the Arkansas, so for the summer of 2010 Aaron chose to focus on developing his trail skills with the SCA’s Carson-Iceberg trail crew based out of Bridgeport, CA. The crew’s extensive work bucking downed trees will provide ample time to achieve a life goal of mastering the cross cut saw. Some of Aaron’s goals involving the backcountry life are overcoming his fear of quinoa, which is a high-protein grain commonly eaten with trail crew meals, finding a tent that he doesn’t have to sleep diagonally in, and figuring out how to get his hands on In-N-Out four-patty cheeseburgers as often as possible before and during hitches. After this summer’s trail program, Aaron will be finishing his final semester of college in the fall and moving to Alaska in January.