Yesterday I switched on the Application Form for our 2021 guiding season. Each year I do this, part of me still wonders, “Will anyone even sign up?”
Thankfully, there’s been no basis for this concern — some new applicants always find us, and some alumni always return. The more significant challenge usually is finding everyone a spot.
Last year was a tough season, primarily due to Covid and then wildfires. So I’m excited to start anew. Next year will likely present a few unique obstacles, but I think and hope that 2020 will go down as being exceptional.
If you are planning to join us in 2021, please apply during the open application period, which closes December 28 for the Utah and Alaska trips, and January 4 for the other locations. And it’d be better to apply earlier than later — to get a jump on the workload, we will start reviewing applications and drafting loose groups before these deadlines.
The rate of applications today has been flattering, and I think most of the 5- and 7-day trips will be full by these deadlines.