I just re-read a ten-year-old post about Devin is Off.
He went into the wilderness with the California Conservation Corps famed elite Backcountry Trails Program. About midway through his stay, I hiked in and documented that trip here.
You can see how the dreadlocks had grown over the months in the bush in one of those photographs.
Devin now works full-time for the California Conservation Corps as a manager. This is the back of his business card:
Hard Work. Low Pay. Miserable Conditions and More. That’s the CCC for you.
Now, 10 years later, Devin has been chosen as one of the six Backcountry Trails Program supervisors. He will go out and do the same thing again, but this time as the leader of a team of 18 corps members. He got a coveted slot in Yosemite.
Of course, that means I get to hike into Yosemite to visit him and the team sometime this summer. He says that I’ll only be allowed to visit if I teach a weekend course as a visiting lecturer in some related subject. I am very much looking forward to that adventure.
If you want to learn more about the CCC Backcountry program, visit their website here.