Field Notes

Field Notes In Action:

Wilderness School

October 10th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell

Would you believe, dear FIELD NOTES friends, that there may be people out there saying we’re just elitist urban hipsters making trendy notebooks for the coffeehouse set? Probably not, but there could be! But they’d be wrong. Chew on this, imaginary haters:

Amy from Wyoming (do they even have coffeehouses in Wyoming?) writes:

I work for a wilderness school, and I go out and work courses in the backcountry for 30 days at a time. The rest of the year, when I’m not in the “field,” as we call it, I’m in our frontcountry Headquarters in Lander, Wyoming. I like to carry small notebooks with me on courses, for class notes, evaluations, and other miscellany. Up to this point I’ve been using the small-size softcover Moleskines, but it’s safe to say I won’t be going back from Field Notes now. I’ve included some photos I took of my Field Notes on a recent course here in the Wind River mountains of Wyoming. I hope you enjoy them! (That’s my lap the notebook is sitting on.)

See more of Amy’s photos here, with maps and rocks and more rugged stuff.

Yeeeah, baby, that’s FIELD NOTES in the field, right there. Do you carry around the NOLS Wilderness Educator Notebook? The tenth edition? Do ya? Amy does. I’m thinking some NOLS-branded FIELD NOTES would be a big seller.

So help us out, you outdoorsy people, sherpas, biologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, show us your NOTES in the FIELD!