For native youth entering grades 8-12 from June 19 – 24. The Guide-in-Training program teaches Native teens skills needed for employment in natural resources, tourism, and wilderness medicine. More information can be found on the Read more…
Tom Riggenbach, the voluntary Director of NavajoYES and lead guide on most treks, has over 30 years experience in the backcountry of the Southwest. He has led over 300 youth wilderness outings, including backpacking, mountain biking and hiking adventures throughout the region. His personal experiences include an ascent of Kilimanjaro, trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, cycling from the Arctic Ocean to the rez and running the Inca Trail. He is a dedicated marathoner, with 82 marathons to date.