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Tackling Kearsarge the second time

posted Jun 15, 2014, 5:59 PM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated Jun 20, 2014, 6:27 PM ]

MESA climbed this mighty mountain earlier in the year on a fine fall day. Ah, fall. No black flies in fall. We bookend this trip each year as a way to set goals. Show some growth.

We got off to a decent start by leaving on time. Phil, from Bryant Pond, came down to lend a hand and maybe roast a marshmallow with some birch bark. The students loved his natural bug repellent. It rained and the rocks and trail were slick. The bugs were pretty bad the entire time. Big thanks go out to: Mrs. Voter and Mrs. Crowe for making the trip with us; to Phil, where you lead we will follow; to Donna Remedis' patience, and to the students who make our program what it is.

We learned a lot that day: more so about that week. It is adventures like these in which true character is revealed. Great opportunities to offer a hand up.

But, this picture pretty much sums up the day, if not year.

Kearsarge Spring 2014