Photos and captions by Lauren Thatch
ASC Landmark crew member; Jan./Feb. 2016
1. Grab a cup of coffee with the bison
Pro Tip: Stay on the other side of the glass.
2. Spend a little time in a Prairie Dog Town
Witness their brilliant (and never ending) community alarm system. See if you can find Alan or Steve.
3. Learn to walk on water
Pro-Tip: works best on frozen water
4.Master the art of fence crossing
Or, you know, just go under; but be wary of the cacti and electric wires.
5.Go on a porcupine hunt
Follow the creek and search the trees, there’s a porcupine lurking somewhere.
6.Take a quiet stroll across the prairie
Pro-Tip: take your book, a thermos of coffee (or tea), and a snack with you. Find the perfect spot and slowly settle into your surroundings; every once in a while, stop reading and just listen.
7.Search out some of the Prairie’s more elusive creatures
Meet Husker & Rambo (and Tanya)
8.Go for a drive
Watch the sunset over Fourchette Bay
9.Make some fresh tracks
Powder days on the Prairie mean plenty of fresh tracks on the roads; no lift lines out here.
10.Perfect your baking skills
Pro-Tip: convince your crewmates it’s your birthday, then get them to bake you a cake.
11.And, most importantly, never forget to look up
You won’t regret it.