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Mike_Wright.JPGSummary: MW tells about his first major mistake as staff: eight trekkers in his charge missed their train in Chicago, so he "improvised" and got them onto a plane instead. Consequently, Mr. Howie put him on the dirtiest jobs at base camp that summer. A successful drawn-out prank played by the Navajo work crew. A backpack into the Grand Canyon ended for MW in a helicopter evac.

Key words: Hillis Howie, Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Tommy Henio, John Willie, hogan, Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch, Ostrom

Michael Wright
Prairie Trek Group I 1962, 1963
Prairie Trek Group III 1964, 1965
Base Camp staff 1966