The Happy Wanderer–Ian Stafford
Ahem…since I am one of the loudest people to grace the hoedown stage/Big spring lodge I feel I must take the floor!
HELLO BLOGOSPHERE!!!! This is your favorite guy to grace the HT arena in a kilt since Mel Gibson did while filming Braveheart! Life is all good for this BS warrior. I am currently working for a company called Bonsai Design INC. building canopy, zip-line, and aerial adventure courses (much like a high ropes course). I spend my days sitting in a harness in the trees setting up cables and pretending to be a squirrel. It is pretty much the greatest thing ever (besides living in the Mountain Cabana)
After working High Trails this past fall I moved to the big city of Seattle. Jackson and I road tripped there and within a week I went from living in Red Cloud North to living in a big city! After networking with some great people and hitting the job search super hard I found nothing. Until I found Bonsai and the work I’m doing now!
I am currently living in Champion, Pennsylvania building a canopy tour at Seven Springs Ski Resort. A canopy tour is a tree based zip-line tour. Bonsai focuses on building in a sustainable style. We reuse materials and build as close to a LNT style as we can. Minimal impact is a huge part of our building practice as well!
Some fun things that are going on in my life are I am going to be working a week of Spring weeks (I can’t help it, I just can’t stay away), I’m going to be the photographer for Stacy and Jeffs wedding, I’m also training for a 7 mile obstacle course race here on the mountain. I’m still trying to climb whenever possible, but not having BC around to go to Shelf every weekend is definitely not as much fun!
Forever and always IZZ!
- Ian Stafford