The stars aligned as our crew gathered in Longview Washington for the start of an epic adventure. Hailing from all corners of the country including Missouri, Washington, Nebraska, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Nevada, we traveled by car, train, plane, and unicorn to begin our SCA journey.
The week began with some amazing presentations by the project leaders and program managers about how the SCA operates mixed in with games, amazing food and plenty of frisbee's and ninja's.
As we continued through the week, Wilderness First Aid and Leave no Trace Trainer Courses engaged and enlightened us. Each evening there were presentations including: Oportunities outside and within the SCA, Raven's food conversation, Thru-Hiking 101, and a Trail Derby.
Chainsaw Training and Work Skills Training rounded out the week, and by the end of the 10 days we were all itching to get down to California and put all of our new skills to work.
The Road trip took us through Ashland, OR and then down to Bridgeport, CA where some amazing hot springs greeted us one morning.
Our destination for the start of the season was Ridgecrest, CA where we'll start work in the Owens Peak Wilderness. The season is already a whirlwind of excitement and adventure with more on the horizon.