The rain came down, and we went up!

We finished our first trek! On Thursday morning, we were awakened to the sound of rain on our tents. The mountains were shrouded in a dense fog and the wind whipped through our campsite. Despite the inclement weather, students were in high spirits. We sat down for breakfast (Nutella was present), and loaded our packs in the van. A short drive deposited us at the trailhead above Kamnik. We donned rain jackets and pack covers and hit the trail.  The going was slow, but we made steady progress. We climbed through a dense forest, the green canopy providing welcomed shelter…

In the Land of Dragons: Day 1

It’s been an exhausting 24 hours, but we’re having a blast in Slovenia! After a long journey, we were transported back in time to the cobblestone streets of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Our hostel was steps away from the historic pedestrian district, and we spent our first evening watching performers in courtyards, venturing down narrow side streets, and walking along the canal.  This morning, we set out for breakfast as street vendors were putting out their wares. The farmer’s market was in full swing, and we passed stall after stall of fresh fruits and vegetables. We found a restaurant…

Washington Wanderlust 2018

Thanks to the Outdoor Program Student Council, we have an incredible itinerary prepared in Olympic National Park! Hike beneath bluffs and thousand year old forests along one of the richest coastlines in the world; backpack into million acre Olympic National Park through one of the prettiest and least-discovered mountain ranges in the lower 48; lie on your […]