Standing at 14,000 Ft.

After summiting Mt. Rainier & ultrarunning 46 miles in a day in the Grand Canyon this year, I did a lot of reflecting on where my love for the outdoors came from. My favorite charger memory was on the school-sponsored weeklong Colorado backpacking trip. Farley Kautz led a group of us up Mt. of the Holy Cross, a 14er near Vail. Since that first 14er, I’ve been up 23 more. I am in love and owe a lot of thanks to Heritage providing such a neat outdoors program.

- Blake Batchelor '06

Genifer Ring