Springing in to the new school year, here is a look at physical testing, along with some insight into how our student/athletes spend their summers. Enjoy!
Here's a brief report from the field at Orientation 2012...
Our first stop was at Treetop Adventure Park at Granlibakken Resort. The park features a variety of ropes courses and zip lines, from green to black diamond. Noteworthy: a curious bear came to watch our Fighting Marmots on the ropes. Fortunately for our student athletes they are so fit that apparently they proved unappetizing to our furry friend.
Next stop: Sugar Pine State Park. Many thanks to Kirk Hardie and Will Richardson of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science for guiding our hike through the forest and the many lessons on the Tahoe Basin ecosystem. Thanks, too, to Ambrose for the campfire Mark Twain reading last night.
Today's highlight has without question been a paddle from Baldwin Beach to the majesty of Emerald Bay. Winds were calm for the morning paddle but kicked up in the afternoon, providing a nice tailwind out of Emerald Bay. Unfortunately, rounding the corner out of Emerald Bay that tailwind turned into a headwind, making for a challenging return paddle.
Pictured below: Elise Hardy, Nordic newcomer from Vermont, finds warmth in the sand at Baldwin Beach.
Tonight features goal setting and the formulation and articulation of our annual string of hopes around the campfire. Tomorrow we hike Ellis Peak. Go Fighting Marmots!
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