|My second trip was fall of my freshman year. It was a "yoga on the coast" trip, and we went for a weekend to a state park on the coast. It was pretty rainy, but we got to do a hike in addition to all of the yoga.|
|My third trip was early last spring. It was a birding trip, and we went to a wildlife refuge just across the border in Washington. As you can see, we saw lots of birds!|
|My fourth trip was kayaking in Scappoose Bay, which is on the Columbia River. It was my first time kayaking, and I liked it! I'm actually going kayaking at Scappoose again in a few weeks- with College Outdoors!|
|My last trip for freshman year was a waterfall and wildflower hike in the Columbia River Gorge. We went to the dry side of the mountains and saw a ton of wildflowers, then stopped on our way back at this waterfall.|
|On the watershed tour, we got to see where Portland's water comes from. This is a dam we saw!|
|Our hike was really steep initially, but it was a giant plateau once we were at the top. The river carved out this area, and we talked a lot about the rocks and how they were formed as we hiked.|
|It was really pretty.|
I'm going to be pretty busy with College Outdoors for the next few weeks- I'm going kayaking in two weeks, on a student coordinator orientation trip the week after that, and hopefully on a mushroom hunting trip the weekend after that. I'll be busy, but it's worth it!
This week is a short week, because of fall break- we have next Thursday and Friday off. I don't have any major plans. I may go apple picking with my brother and sister-in-law. I'll probably catch up on any homework and also on sleep. My work load is definitely intense, but I'm learning a lot of interesting things.
If you have any questions about college outdoors, the application process, or anything related to LC, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that all of your applications are going well- I know you can get through them!