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Climbing, Horses, Kayaking & Awards

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 00:06

North Cascades AlpengirlsWe’ve had a very fun last few days together here in Washington! After backpacking we enjoyed hot showers and then made delicious pesto pizza at our new campsite. The next day we were off to Mazama to climb at Fun Rock. Sasha and Neva learned to belay, and even belayed a few Alpengirls! Maddy kept us smiling with her words of encouragement as LOD. We headed back to our campsite for a campfire dinner of pocket stew… and s’mores of course! Daniela led us in a fun game of “squirt!” and Ella S. helped us to create a funny group story around the fire. We left Winthrop early to meet the horses at Sun Mountain Lodge. Ruby was a natural with her new friend Buddy, and Ella B. connected right away with Emma! Tillie made some new memories by riding up front with the outfitters. After riding we relaxed by the lake and cooled off in the water. We arrived at the state park near Bellingham yesterday, and decided it was the night to sleep out! The group snoozed under the stars and woke up to a yummy breakfast of Monkey Wraps served up by our LOD Lauren. We spent the morning sea kayaking and looking for sea stars. Daniela teamed up with Lauren in a kayak, and they impressed us all with their speed and coordination! We are so excited to spend the afternoon here in downtown Bellingham. We’ll have a pizza party tonight and celebrate together at our awards ceremony too. Most importantly, we can’t wait to cheer for Katie, our Alpengirl of the session. What a fun-filled adventure we’ve had together!