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Mar 31

Rancho Cielo at Little Sur

Looking to the Little Sur Valley from Bottcher's Gap

Looking to the Little Sur Valley from Bottcher's Gap

"The point is to make intimate contact with the real world, real self.  Sacred refers to that which helps take us out of our little selfs into the whole mountains and rivers mandala universe."

-Gary Snyder, from The Practice of the Wild

Group photo before hike in

the Crew, Rancho Spring 2014

Another successful Youth in Wilderness outing to the Little Sur earlier this month with Rancho Cielo of Salinas.  11 students relished the opportunity to be out amidst the wilds and commune with the elements, learning basic camping skills, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics and the principles of stewardship.  Students enjoyed exploring the Little Sur River, learning about redwood trees, and having meals and conversation around the campfire.  Thanks to their teachers, Chris and Christian, for being such strong supporters of our program!  Thanks also to YiW coleaders Mike Hardt and Brenda for being excellent support in the field.
Ready to hike

Ready to hike

Heading in

Heading in

Students help eachother over log

Students help eachother over log

Water break

Water break

Camp set-up

Camp set-up

Fish Camp, Little Sur

Fish Camp, Little Sur

Morning stretch

Morning stretch before day-hike up the river

Crossing the river

Crossing the river

Turkey tails

Turkey tails

Waterfall

Waterfall

Chillin'

Chillin'

Students learn about redwoods

Students learn about redwoods

Bryce leads the redwood ecology talk

Bryce leads the redwood ecology talk at Fox Camp

Students head back down river

Students head back down river

A moment for reflectiion

A moment for reflectiion

Towering giants

Towering giants

Back at camp

Back at camp

Bryce demonstrates the bow-drill

Bryce demonstrates the bow-drill

                                     

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