The Expedition - Raytheon Wind River Range Veteran Expedition


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THE EXPEDITION

Few places capture the raw beauty and rugged wilderness of the Rocky Mountains like the Wind River Range in Wyoming.  From jagged, rock-strewn peaks to crystal clear alpine lakes, the journey through this remote wilderness will leave participants breathless at every turn of the trail.  The Veteran Wilderness Expedition allows them to experience this incredible part of our nation’s landscape, all while living out of a backpack and sleeping under the stars.

The 2017 team will comprise 12 veterans and a group of No Barriers expedition leaders.

The expedition begins in Dubois, Wyoming, where the team will become acquainted and prepare their gear for the wilderness experience ahead. Day two starts early as the team heads to the trailhead in the Shoshone National Forest.  From here, participants will spend the next seven days trekking through the backcountry, learning survival skills, hiking and exploring, summiting local peaks and spending quality time with the team relaxing at camp each night. Weather permitting, the backcountry experience includes an opportunity to summit Gannett Peak and experience a total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21.  Participants will return to Dubois for a team dinner and depart home the following day.

Meet the Warriors

Anne Staley

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force State: New Mexico Bio: Currently ...

Daniel Razo

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps State: Texas Bio:Daniel Razo was ...

David Long

Branch of Service: U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force State: New Mexico Bio: ...

Edward Robles

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy State: California Bio: Edward grew up in ...

Gary Tetreault

Branch of Service: U.S. Army State: Arizona Bio: While in the military, ...

Justin Mithers

Branch of Service: U.S. Army State: Arizona Bio: Justin joined the Army ...

Kenny Taveras

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps 

State: Texas

 Bio: Kenny ...

Moises Jasso

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy State: Texas Bio: Moises joined the military ...

Orlando Tellez

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps State: Texas Bio: Orlando served 20 ...

Raymond Davis

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy State: Arizona Bio: Raymond was born in ...

Shawn Schwantes

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force State: Texas Bio: Shawn served 20 years ...

Teresa McFarland

Branch of Service: U.S. Army State: California Bio: Teresa spent 10 years ...

Expedition Leaders

Derek Esposito Headshot

Derek Esposito

Warriors Manager | Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

For Derek, pursuing transformative experiences in the mountains is his passion. ...

Hipolito Arriaga

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

The wilderness has been a deeply therapeutic place for me post-military ...

Jill Millkey

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

We are all a collection of moments, experiences, emotions, and decisions. We ...

Katelyn Sheehan

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

Katelyn is a USAF veteran who loves the way mountains humble and inspire; ...

Rachel Lauderbaugh

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

Rachel served in the Air Force at the age of 20, for 6 years. She grew up a ...

The climb doesn’t build courage and confidence. It’s already there. The climb is just a reminder. - John Toth, Director, No Barriers Warriors