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Live From The Field

Travelers, If you are at all like me, then you will be thinking  a lot about India and Nepal these next few weeks. In the past, I find my- self thinking about India at odd times. Sometimes it is the quiet we have here that makes me think about the absence of horns. Other times, it is the loud, angry, and aggressive honking of a horn that makes me think about the fact that for all the honking in India, it was almost never aggressive. Today, it is the cool clean air and clean water we have here that I am not taking for granted. I suspect that most of … Continue reading

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7th Grade Olympic Trip

This year’s 7th grade Olympic trip was a tour de force of the many habitats and cultures of the Olympic Peninsula. Our primary objective was to backpack into the Hoh River valley and explore the river, the ancient forest, and the trails that lead in and out of it. Despite a strong weather system that dumped first two days of rain on us, followed by a morning of snow, we had a great time and experienced how the 7th grade class pulls together to support each other through challenge and adverse conditions. We were not prepared for the snow we got following two days of soaking rain that had transformed … Continue reading

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Guatemala/Belize

The kids are on their way home. On the ferry as we speak! Sending the last of their pictures from Belize. Looks like paradise. Sent from my iPhone

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India/Nepal 2017—See you soon

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Live From The Field

NW Trip: Climbing at Smith Rock State Park Sent from my iPhone

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Live From The Field

NW Trip tours the Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Dam Sent from my iPhone

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Live From The Field

NW Trip: Water Quality Studies and Habitat Restoration at Entiat Fish Hatchery, Washington Sent from my iPhone

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To the tenacious, no road is impassable

Here’s the Latin sign that gave us this quote last night at dinner.  Madrona spotted it. 2.2 km up to the lighthouse, we finished our Camino this morning.  Here we are at the km marker we’ve been waiting for. The kids spent a nice long time on the rocks during some well-deserved down time.  Here’s some pictures. We’re spending one final night in Santiago before we begin the marathon train trek (26 hours) back to Paris.

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SW off the river and heading north

The San Juan river worked its magic on the SW SSIS tribe; enchanted by the great cedar mesa sandstone, breathtaking hikes, deep personal connections, each one of us leave the river just a little richer with memories to last a lifetime. ~Krista

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Last Hike ✓

We made our last day of hiking today from  Oliveiroa to Fisterre.  It was a real 20 miles but worth the views. This first picture is from above Cee (you can see Land’s End in the background). EditThis second picture is about 5 km from Fisterre.  You can see the cape in the upp Here we are with our Land’s End compostelas tonight (personally I think it’s cooler than the Santiago one). Kids get a well-deserved sleep in tomorrow before we head out to the lighthouse.  2 km is a stroll for this group now.  Buen Camino

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