Day 21—Coos Bay, OR to Humboldt, CA

  Waking up in Coos Bay, Oregon…

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Gluten free pancakes at Pancake Mill – yum!!

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Checking out Mingus Park…

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Driving down the Oregon coast…

Taking a hike from a random trailhead…

Made it back to California!


Redwood Gate to the Golden State!

One of our favorite parks…

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park…

Driving to Albee Creek Campground…

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Day 18—Vancouver to Seattle

Rainy and misty morning in Vancouver checking out the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Canyon and skywalk…

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Tree canopy walk (smaller suspension bridges):

Extension onto the lake, carved into a fallen tree trunk…

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After an awesome lunch in Vancouver (Pinche Taco Shop), drove through the city and finally back across the border to Washington!

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So nice to be in Seattle!! :D

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Day 14—Columbia Icefield

Another very early morning, to drive up to Columbia Icefield, on the northern border of Banff National Park and southern border of Jasper National Park.

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Driving in a giant bus up to the icefield!
(look how steep that road is!)

Giant fissure!

So touristy… standing on Athabasca Glacier!

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Hazy day from the fires in the area… =/

Skywalk…

Yess construction!!

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Back at camp…

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Day 12—Banff National Park

Castle Mountain

Silverton Falls

The Cave… where Banff National Park and the Canadian National Park system began…

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Day 8—Highline Trail!

Starting off early….
Took the bus from Apgar to Logan Pass.

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Prairie dog?

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Mountain goats…

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Bighorn Sheep…

Marmot!

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Lunch break

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7.5 miles!

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Effects of the 2003 Trapper Creek Fire…

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11.6 miles—made it to The Loop!

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WA Day 2!

Waking up in Kettle Falls, WA with Michelle!

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Arrived in Republic, WA for a little fossil digging!

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Driving into Canada.  Beautiful countryside…

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Harvest moon…

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Setting up camp…

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Road Trip Day 3!!—California Coast!

Continued our drive south on Highway 1
(Pacific Coast Highway)…

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Stopped at Hearst Castle… so much history!

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…didn’t want to leave…

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Finally made it down to Lake Cachuma… :)

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Soccer and Fireworks

Henning and I went to watch the SJ Earthquakes and LA Galaxy play at Stanford Stadium.  It was a great game, with a nice tribute to the armed forces at halftime, and a beautiful in-your-face fireworks show after the game.

Independence Day festivities have begun!!

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…raising the flag…

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…lighting up the sky…!

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Varanasi (Day 2)

This is actually a picture of the moon from the previous day, when we were out on the water of the Ganges.  Absolutely beautiful.

 Sunrise the next morning on the Ganges…

Is this sun for reals??

With Katie and Susanne…

Breakfast… Poori Bhaji…!

 Still so in love with the colors!

Dinner with the group!
Therese, Louise, Laerke.

 Abhi, Patrice, Arwen, Katie, Elizabeth, Susanne, Malin, Tony.

 Granitas!

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