In May, Alexa Speilhagen '07 brought me on board as a swamper on a trip she was guiding for AzRA.
It turned into a May-uary trip, will hail and cold rain several times a day at the usually hot bottom of the Grand Canyon. But our trip participants, 25 women many over the age of 50 and most with some but not a lot of outdoor experience, were troopers. They used their ground cloth tarps as water proofing devices to keep themselves warm from the rapids splashing. We danced a lot of hokey pokey! And our costumery, in both Ledyard and Georgie White tradition, was on point and full of leopard prints.