This year’s fall Explorer West Outdoor Education trip for our 7th graders was backpacking at Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Starting out the school year, campers reestablished their connections with fellow students and rekindled their relationship with the outdoors. Head of School Barbara Frailey was along on the trip and was impressed with how capable the students were and how they handled every turn. Trailblazers for sure! Here are Barbara’s thoughts and a peek at our trip.