An update from instructor Ari:
After completing my journey through the Goat Rocks of central Washington, I will never forget the lush valleys, rugged mountains, extreme glaciers, and the friendship of my entire backpacking group. Every morning of the backpack I experienced the breathtaking sunrises, crisp Pacific Northwest air, and group-wide laughter. After the morning routine, my group had lunch mid-trail followed by games along the pathway until we reached the campsite. Once situated at camp, we built a campfire that took a team effort to build, one of my favorite activities within the backpack. To close out the day, we had a delicious dinner closed out by evening meeting and a retreat to the tents for sleep. Ultimately, the Goat Rocks backpack was one of the highlights of my Adventure Treks experience.
An update from student Eleanor:
Backpacking through Goat Rocks Wilderness was a experience I will never forget. Five days that I thought would take years turned out to feel like two days. The trails were a mixture of rocky terrain to lush forests. On the trail I made and strengthened friendships. In the morning, we would be awakened by the cheerful calls of our instructors. Sometimes in the evenings we would have a fire, and we could not have done it without our fire breather/struggling air bender who was in our group. The Goat Rocks Wilderness hiking trip was filled with laughter and adventure. It was by far my favorite Adventure Treks experience.