For The Class of 2025, The Mountains Are Calling
Following 7AM Mass on Sunday, the sixty-eight members of Wyoming Catholic College’s Class of 2025 piled into 15-passenger vans and embarked on their 21-Day Freshman Expedition. Divided into six groups—three each of men and of women—they will spend the next three weeks trekking through the Wyoming backcountry, climbing 11,000-ft. passes and summiting 13,000-ft. peaks, hiking roughly 100 miles, fly fishing some of the most beautiful lakes in the Rocky Mountains, cooking their own meals, and growing in wonder as they study “God’s First Book.”
Accompanied by a chaplain and led by upperclassmen who have fulfilled the instructor coursework and requirements of the College’s own Outdoor Leadership Program, the men will work their way through the Teton Wilderness, while the women will spend their time in the College’s own beautiful backyard, the Wind River Mountains.
Embracing what the College calls “the most unusual orientation program in the country,” these young men and women will learn more about themselves in these three weeks than many students learn in four years of college. Please keep them and their instructors in your prayers during the coming days.