Published Essays

Backcountry Travel 
[Jump down to "Outdoor Adventure Education"]

Outside The Comfort Zone July 2008

Notes From A Novice Search Navigator [1600 words]

(Published in Northword, April/May 2009)


Really Getting Out There June 1991

What draws us to danger, and why is it so misunderstood? [1000 words]

(Published in Backpackers News, November 2003 )

Eight Trees November 1990

A profile of the inhabitants of one remote, sandy canyon. [1000 words]

(Published in the NOLS Newsletter, February 1992)

Speaking To The Blind November 1990

Creating the story-level of a journey. [2500 words]

(Published in Pathways, Spring 2000)

Briefing For Entry Into A More Harsh Environment August 1989

Continuing to live your life in the basic spirit of wilderness travel. [1000 words] [background notes]

(Published in the 1998 NOLS Leadership Education Toolbox; The Core, Fall 1998)

Repeating What The Deer Have Said March 1989

Time was when a person could make poetry just by walking. [1300 words]

(Published in Camas, Winter 1994-95)

Outdoor Adventure Education 
[Jump up to "Backcountry Travel"]

Why I Do What I Do March 1990

Reflections of an adventure educator. [1000 words]

(Published in Holistic Living, March 1992; Pathways, March 1999)

If you would like to reprint one of these essays, please contact Morgan at

You may also want to read some of my unpublished essays.

Other Notable Achievements

First Annual Hudson Bay Mountain Storytelling Festival, Smithers, BC, 2003

Selected Delegate
British Columbia Festival Of The Arts 2001, Nelson, BC
Selected for non-fiction mentored workshop on essays.

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