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Los Padres Wilderness Area

I just came off a five day backpacking trip with students from the sophomore class at Dunn. We hiked a 25 mile loop through some beautiful terrain, all in our back yard. A great time was had with some great people. Below are some of the sights that we came upon.

Day 1: Group photo as we begin our trip
Day 1: Group photo as we begin our trip
One of the faculty instructors, Christ, along with the group.
One of the faculty instructors, Christy, on trail with the rest of the group.
The group in the lower left toward the end of day 1. I believe Zach, our trip leader, is giving a talk on how to poop in the woods.
The group in the lower left corner, under the tree, toward the end of day 1. I believe Zach, our trip leader, is giving a talk on how to poop in the woods.
Zach, on the right, talking foot care with one of the students.
Zach, on the right, talking foot care with one of the students.
Day 2: Hiking by some of the beautiful wildflowers we encountered along our way.
Day 2: Hiking by some of the beautiful wildflowers we encountered along our way.
Once we gained the ridge near Hurricane Deck we had some impressive views.
Once we gained the ridge near Hurricane Deck we had some impressive views.
Christy and Elena pointing out where we had come from.
Christy and Elena pointing out where we had come from.
Alex trying to figure out what direct to go next.
Alex trying to figure out what direct to go next.
Descending into a heavily overgrown trail.
Descending into a heavily overgrown trail.
Day 3: Waking up at White Ledge campground.
Day 3: Waking up at White Ledge campground.
The scenery around White Ledge.
The scenery around White Ledge.
Morning light cutting through  fields of wheat grass.
Morning light cutting through fields of wheat grass.
Here I am at a lunch break. Photo by Christy.
Here I am at a lunch break. Photo by Christy.
PhiPhi and Chris by a pool, toward the end of day 3.
PhiPhi and Chris by a pool, toward the end of day 3.
Zach with the remains of a snake found along the trail.
Day 4: Zach with the remains of a snake found along the trail.
The entire sophomore class gathered at Nira Camp for a debrief and burrito blowout.
The entire sophomore class gathered at Nira Camp for a debrief and burrito blowout.
Day 5: Team Hashtag after coming together over an eventful few days. The trip was all too brief.
Day 5: Team Hashtag after coming together over an eventful few days. The trip was all too brief and our special group dynamic will be missed.

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