The Winter Solstice seems like a great day to extend holiday greetings to you, our wonderful extended Adventure Treks family. Whatever special holiday your family celebrates this time of year, we hope it is a wonderful time to enjoy your friends and family and revel in the meaning and magic of the holiday season. Enjoy your well deserved break from school, and we hope you are able to get outside and enjoy the wonders of the outdoors in winter.
Please take time to phone your Adventure Treks friends and say hi. We all know that friends are the greatest gift one can have and the most important part of the holiday season. You were part of a special group of friends this summer and please make the effort to keep these bonds strong. I know several Adventure Treks reunions large and small that are taking place over Christmas break.
2012 will bring the start of a new Adventure Treks season and we are working hard to make 2012 your best summer ever. Two trips, (California Challenge 2 and British Columbia 2) are already full, and several others are nearly full, so please apply soon. We don’t want to disappoint anybody!
Our office will be closed Between December 23 and January 1, reopening on Monday, January 2nd. We will be checking emails and voice mails but not as promptly as the rest of the year.
A lot has happened since you left us and your AT instructors are currently spread out around the globe, but we can’t wait to all come together and join you next summer! Niki and Dmac have just returned from Everest Base camp in Nepal. The Dockendorf family is back from Lake Attilan in Guatemala. Holly went skiing at Lake Tahoe, Sandy has been canoeing in the Everglades, Valerie just rafted the Grand Canyon. Dave Pete got married. Daniel B. and Andy B. are teaching skiing in Jackson Hole. Sam, John G and Ali Q are headed to New Zealand, Callie and Kenny are in Ecuador, Liz D. is teaching skiing in Steamboat, and KKR is working for an NGO in Africa. Amanda earned straight A’s in graduate school. Chrissie is working on her doctorate at UVA, Tracy has started graduate school in CO, Liddell and Kara began in Western NC and are sea kayaking the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers all the way to the Gulf of Mexico…over 1864 miles! Max is in Law School. Kelley is working for Outward Bound in FL, Neil will soon be climbing in Argentina and Chile. Elspie and Amber are teaching at the Yosemite Institute. Cait is traveling to Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Jessie is teaching Montessori. Craig is teaching 6th grade science in Atlanta. Erica is skiing in Montana. Sara R. is teaching English in China, Flynn, Brandon and Lauren are ski patrolling at Mammoth. Tessa, Chris, Cedric and Carter are ski patrolling at Park City. Kai is guiding in the Virgin Islands. Rayna is running a non profit. Allegra is teaching for the Traveling School in Central America after a trip to the Galapagos. Ben is presenting his research on Adventure Treks at educational conferences around the country. Mike P is coming to work full time at Adventure Treks! Marcus has become a stockbroker.
Thank you for being part of our family this holiday.
Our very best,
Dock, Niki, Dmac, Holly, Sandy, Cait and your Adventure Treks Instructors