Sunday, September 06, 2009

Washington Coast Hike - June 7 - 11, 2009

Our June trip to the Washington coast offered the best weather I can ever remember. Not a single drop of rain fell on our stalwart group of 7th/8th grade Adventure Education students as they trekked the twenty-five miles of coastline between Cape Alava and Rialto Beach.

The trip's beautiful weather prompted swimming and body-surfing at every opportunity. Roaring bonfires were built and maintained to warm those returning from the waves. Blood-red sunsets and hot coals were a pleasant way to close out a day of difficult hiking.

On another note, the beached whale that we encountered in June of '08 was almost completely gone. Nature does not take long in cleaning its beaches.

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Students were extremely lucky to have another set of superb chaperones on this adventure. Many thanks to Charlie Snelling, Roc Gianni, Sara Diers, Jon Paul Dowdell and Jess Dowdell. This quite simply could not have happened without you.


Nels Bergquist

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1 comment:

Mr. S said...

great! definitive slideshow!
on to coast campaign october 09!
down with seat time!