Soon after I got back I headed out to Washington state and headed about 3 hours north of Seattle, up near the Canadian border to attend some remote/austere environment medical training. I'll have more to say about that later, but the following pictures are from that week of training.
Tomorrow morning I'm headed to the "Big Easy", better in my opinion than the "Big Apple", laid back with a Caribbean feel. at this time tomorrow, I'll be knee deep in Zydeco music, seafood and fixings by the pound cooked in what some people call a "low country boil". Might even have some frozen daiquiris while I sit around listening to the friendly banter of the "who-dat" nation discussing the upcoming season. I'm having a great and well needed break, but I can't help but remember that vacation is half-over...damn! Time to get moving and get some miles under me, lots to see and do before I head back to the land of sun and fun.
|Sunrise (filtered through paint shop, but only minimally so)|
|Sundown (filtered through paint shop)|
|Learning to make thermal wraps to protect patients|
|Deciding how to tackle the terrain|
|The proper way to carry a stokes basket in remote areas|
|I discovered this little waterfall on an early morning hike|
|Early morning on the lake (run through paint shop)|
|Suture Class (pig lab)|
|Learning how to deal with Acute Mountain Sickness and HAPE/HACE|