Susan McVey and Michael Molloy made up team Alpha for Hitch 7 in the month of August. Their adventures took them through the great state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. They worked at ten National Wildlife Refuges from the Northeastern part of the state to the southwest and everywhere in between. They were lucky to see an osprey up close, a moose and her calf, and not to many mosquitoes. As they toured through the state working, their weekend time was not a loss. They were able to spend time in the North Cascades backpacking into the Cascade Pass and drove down the Pacific Coast in Olympic. They both claim that this was one of the most scenic hitches they've had this year. There was always a mountain in view.