Class of 2016 Backpacks Through North Cascades

Rachel Magnin October 14, 2014 Comments Off on Class of 2016 Backpacks Through North Cascades
Class of 2016 Backpacks Through North Cascades
A sign marks the beginning and end of the trail that one group hiked along. According to Syd Stone '16, "That sign signified that we were almost finished with our trek. We saw it just as we were about to go off trail onto the ridge of the mountain." Photographer: Sydney Stone '16

On Sept. 12, 2014, Archer juniors went on a week-long trip to the North Cascades in Washington.

Archer student Carina Oriel '16 taking in the tranquil scene of Ross Lake. Photographer: Isabelle Kantz

Archer student Carina Oriel ’16 takes in the tranquil scene of Ross Lake. Photographer: Isabelle Kantz ’16

The students backpacked with instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School in groups ranging in size from eight to 10 students along with an Archer teacher. The students had to carry all of their own food and equipment, set up their own tents and cook their own meals.

When asked about this experience, Marcela Riddick ‘16 said, “Even though hiking 13 miles a day was a struggle, the emotional connection I made with my friends was worth it.”

Travis Nesbitt, one of the teachers who participated in the trip, said, “I was so impressed and inspired by the girls in my group; they pushed themselves, remained positive, asserted their leadership and had fun in the process.”

 

 

 

 

 

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