We’ve had so many messages from around the world checking in on us and the situation here, there’s a lot of love for Nepal and people want to help. In fact, if you live in Mt. View and work in SJ – which I basically have done all my working life, that’s a car ride via 85 that takes about 15 minutes. Low cloud still obscured the view as I set off south-west in the direction of Llyn y Fign at the south end of the ridge.mountainmountain

While your mountain climbing experiences better be more lighthearted, keeping a journal will let you remember them as the years pass. Mountain School gives young people an experience they will remember forever – a chance to increase their knowledge of the world with their bodies, minds and spirits. In addition to the people who live in Mountain View and want to get to places other than Mountain View. The nearly two inches of rain we got on Tuesday didn’t keep us from spending time outside, though. I’m delusionally pretending that Mountain View is a suburb of Frankfurt or Helsinki or something.

All proceeds from the 21k and 42k race entry fees will go to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve to help them continue the great work they do. All proceeds from the 5k race entry fees will go to the Exceptional Foundation as a thank you for making the race medals for the last 2 years.mountain

By way of offering a parting perspective and ode to this spring’s Mountain School experience, Kristin Smith, a two-time Mountain School student and passionate participant in the 2011 Youth Leadership Conference, recounts her most recent learning adventure in the shadow of the Cascade mountains.

If some steps must occur in sequence, you should know what order they should be done in and you should have a plan to accomplish them in the necessary manner and time. Dawn is painting the lofty heights of Colonial and Pyramid peaks, setting their somber flanks aflame with pale rose light. If taken all at once, it probably is. You cannot summit a mountain in one step – it’s too far, it’s too steep. Each time the crew returns home though, the riding and culture out its front door become just a little sweeter. At this point you may be wondering how we are able to pull off real scientific studies with 12 to 14 year olds in such a short period of time. Not long before the falls we paused to gaze out at the view – down valley all the way to Diablo Dam, with snowy peaks on either side and a lake between.