Mandy tells the story of Douglas the mouse.

Cohort 6 EE Orientation Campout at Hyatt Lake

Cohort 6 has arrived in Ashland and what better way to welcome them to beautiful Southern Oregon than to take them camping! So, that’s what we did. Last weekend cohort 5 and a few alumni from the environmental education graduate program helped orient cohort 6 by organizing a group campout at Hyatt Lake in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. We had a splendid time getting familiar with one another and the program, swimming in the lake, hiking up to Hobart Bluff and sitting around the camp fire. Check out the photos below to get a glimpse of our weekend. We look forward to sharing many more adventures. Best of luck in all of your endeavors cohort 6!

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At the top of Hobart Bluff, Amy points out the difference between the two firs that can be found along the trail — Douglas Fir and White Fir — while Mandy tells the tale of Douglas the Mouse. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Taking in the view of the Siskiyou Mountains and the Rogue Valley down below from the top of Hobart Bluff. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Searching for shade on the sunny summit of Hobart Bluff. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Captivating views of the Cascades all along the Pacific Crest Trail through the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Walking through the woods along the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Mandy stops the group on the hike to point out some geological features in the area. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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And away we go! Photo by Gerard Bello.
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Staring up into the forest canopy along the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by Gerard Bello.
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The group gathers round to prepare a fabulous feast after a long day of swimming, hiking and making new friends. Photo by Gerard Bello.

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