A Week in the Wilderness

Hey y’all!  I have had such an exciting week!  Cole and I spent the week in Glacier National Park with seven of my Natural Resources students.  We had such a great experience!

On Monday, we flew out of RDU.  Some of the students had never been on a plane, so that was an adventure in itself.

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On Tuesday, the group hiked 6 miles up and around Cyclone Mountain, located in the Whitefish mountain range.  The hike elevated us a little over six thousand feet, but rewarded us with some jaw-dropping views. Look how happy these boys are!

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On Wednesday, we headed deep into the park and completed a seemingly-short three mile hike towards Avalanche Lake.  Sometimes, it felt like we were in a jungle!

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On Thursday, we changed it up a bit, hiking a snow-covered 3 miles to Hidden Lake Overlook.  Crazy thing about Montana- it can be snowy, but warm, all the way through July! We even got to see a silly Mountain Goat with his tongue sticking out!

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Overall, the experience was extraordinary.  The kids seemed to have a blast, and I had a great time.  I highly recommend getting out there.  GNP is a treasure, that’s for sure.

A big thanks to the Glacier Institute, specifically the Big Creek Education Center.  The staff were awesome, and made the whole experience so fluid.

For now, I am going to go sleep.  For days.

xo

A

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One thought on “A Week in the Wilderness

  1. A huge thank you for taking these kids on a trip of a lifetime. Rachel had a blast. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Good Luck to you next year! – Kat

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