Backpacker Magazine Turns to NOLS for Leadership Advice

Posted by Brooke Ortel on August 16, 2019 10:40:05 AM MDT

Backpacking in Wyoming's Wind River Range. Photo by Daniel Lay.

For hikers who are wondering “why no one wants to follow me anymore,” NOLS Field Instructor and Research Manager Shannon Rochelle recently shared some leadership advice with Backpacker. Pitfalls range from failing to get the group’s buy-in to being a cheerleader rather than a hike leader—but luckily, adjusting your leadership approach can make a big difference.


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