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This season is coming to an end here for the Mt Adams wilderness crew. I am so thankful to have served with each of these amazing people who took me under their wings and taught me how to be a wilderness ranger. The things i experienced will forever make me a better person and a better outdoorsman. And the friendships made will last a lifetime. This wilderness ranger crew makes a massive impact on preserving the designated wilderness areas within the Gifford Pinchot and these last completely wild lands would be lost if not for the hard work and long hours dedicated by these fine humans. Thank you for this life changing experience that I will be forever grateful for! #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #vetswork #wildernessranger #wildernessculture #mountainlife ...

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Presentation day for my little angels #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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She’s off for her school overnight trip! She handled all of her own packing and I am fully confident that means she’ll have at least 95% of the things she really needs. Girlfriend is on top of it! #urchinadventures #montessorikids #overnightfieldtrip #cascademountainschool ...

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The Wilderness crew at the Mt Adams ranger station got to do some joined training with the US Army’s Yakama Dust off search and rescue crew today. It was a major learning experience for me especially learning this from a rangers perspective. These are the guys that come rescue critically injured people from the remote wilderness areas of these mountain in Washington. If you are lucky enough to be rescued #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #wildernessranger #giffordpinchotnationalforest #blackhawkhelicopter #yakamadustoff ...

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Thank you cascademountainschool you all are the best 🙂 #mountadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #troutlakewashington ...

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Blue Hour at Mount Adams, The #bluehour is the period of #twilight when the Sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade.
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#throwbackthursday to Cascade Mountain School's 2016 Nature Art Camp! This year, CMS is offering a similar camp called Recycled Art where students will work with recycled and repurposed material to make beautiful works of art! This camp will inspire artistic spirit while gaining an appreciation for the things we throw away. Students will get the opportunity to feel like real artists in a local Trout Lake art studio as they create their magical masterpieces. Registration is open at cascademountainschool.org! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #recycledart #summercamp #registernow #tbt ...

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Also fun fact that Chris is helping with a paddle right now! Repost: Chris Sutherland is a returning VetsWork Intern serving as the Field Technician for the estuarypartnership

"I began the term right where I left off, pulling ivy, blackberry, holly, and cleaning up sites for future restorative efforts. Something different for me this year is the big canoe paddle trips. I have always loved the water and to be able to take people from our communities out on our rivers and lakes is an experience I will never forget."

Thank you for your continued service, Chris!

#VetsWork #AmeriCorpsWorks #MtAdamsInstitute #Service #bigcanoe #paddle
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Screen printing shirts for campers! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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Look who's on his way to Outdoor Explorers Camp. Can't wait to see what happens today at #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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Trying to channel Eliza Thornberry while I release this beauty caught in our fyke net. As you can see she made it out fine but does not consider me a friend 💔
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This weeks #TBT is from the 2014 Cascade Mountain School, Science of Stewardship program. High school students backpacked through the Mt. Hood National Forest while conducting meaningful ecological research. The Cascade Mountain School offers a variety of summer camps that give participants the chance to learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and become more connected to themselves and the natural world. Registration for the 2017 season is open! Go to: cascademountainschool.org for more information! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamps #mthood #science #stewardship ...

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Day 1 of #cascademountainschool sustainable ag. We hiked up sleeping beauty to arrive at this incredible view of Mt Adams. Plenty of replanted clear cuts to be seen in the foreground. ...

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Third time’s a charm. After two previous attempts, finally summited Mt. Adams this morning. And of course, upon reaching the second highest peak of the Pacific Northwest, waiting for me was a spectacular view of the highest. Fuck you, Mt. Rainier.
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#mtadamssummit #mtadams #mountadams #mtadamsinstitute #mtadamswilderness #mtrainier #mountrainer #summit #cascades #cascadiaexplored #washingtonstate #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #cascadevolcanoes #ringoffire #pnwpeakbaggers #pnw #pnwlife #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwwonderland #optoutside #rideordieteam14 #ilookfat
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#tbt to the Community Contra Dance we hosted earlier this month in support of our Cascade Mountain School program! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #contradance #community ...

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Got about 16 hours of stick time in this week clearing the mountain roads in this beast. It’s honestly kinda freaky in some areas operating next to cliffs. Definitely my favorite work I’ve done for the forest service so far. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #veteranproud ...

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Meeting #cascademountainschool at horseshoemeadow full of bright red and pink paintbrush ...

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KCD is sad to be losing the amazing Krystal Hedrick, who has accepted a new position as GIS Mapper with the Weld County Assessor’s Office in Colorado.

She served at KCD over the past year through Mount Adams Institute VetsWork, an AmeriCorps career development program for military veterans who want to work in natural resources management.

As a forest technician, Krystal brought passion to her work on KCD’s North SeaTac Park restoration managing a KCD WCC crew to remove harmful invasive plants and prepare the site for reforestation efforts that will improve the park’s ecosystem making it more resilient and beneficial for local wildlife.

#BestOfLuckToYou #ThankYouForYourService #MtAdamsInstitute #AmeriCorps #Forestry #UrbanForestry #WashingtonConservationCorps
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Italian honey bees in white salmon, WA. Today #cascademountainschool students learned a queen honey bee will lay 1 egg every 28 seconds as long as honey is flowing. ...

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Last week marked the end of our Mountain to Valley summer camp! For two weeks, students conducted meaningful ecological research while farming, backpacking, mountaineering, and camping. We hope that they left connected to themselves, with new skills and friends, and inspiration to become positive leaders and change makers in our world! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mountaintovalley #mtadams #troutlakevalley #highschoolcamp #science #stewardship ...

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This week is Americorps week. For 25 years now Americorps members have been serving communities and preserving our public lands across America. I would like to take this day to thank Americorps and the Mt Adams institute for giving me the opportunity to serve with the US Forest Service and help preserve our national forests for future generations to enjoy. #dayofthea #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #usforestservice #giffordpinchotnationalforest #mtadams #troutlake #vetsworkenvironment #vetswork #optoutside #pnwlife #exploremore #staywild #keepitwild #mountainvibes #theoutbound #wildernessculture #discoverearth #exploremore #stayandwander #welivetoexplore #earthpix #chooseadventure #choosemountains #ourwild #liveyouradventure #greettheoutdoors #theoutdoorfolk #getoutstayout #optoutside ...

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Working as a backhoe operator with the road crew right now clearing debris from our forest roads. Wasn’t a bad spot to take lunch break today. #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #forestservicelife #giffordpinchotnationalforest #bestjobintheworld ...

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Soil explorations. Silty or sandy loam? #cascademountainschool students will determine the soil texture of Broadfork farm, trout lake, WA. ...

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As we get excited for Cascade Mountain School's September Mushroom Community Workshop, here's a #TBT photo of successful foraging from a 2015 VetsWork mushroom hike! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mushrooms #forage #community ...

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Today I got to go to a local school to help teach 1st graders about wildfire safety and awareness. This is me putting on the Smokey the Bear suit. #usfs #wildfiresafety #smokeythebear #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #usforestservice #nationalforest #giffordpinchotnationalforest ...

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This is a happy post as well as a sad/ pissed off post. On the good side I summited Mt Adams again today. I’ll be up here all weekend working as a wilderness climbing ranger. We will summit again tomorrow checking people for permits to be up here and to make sure they are aware of leave no trace, dangers on the mountain and that they are having a safe and fun climb. The sad part is many people will leave things on the mountain that will remain here until it is cleaned up by another human. Usually a ranger. And this includes shit. Yes when you take a shit in an alpine zone it will remain and cannot decompose due to the climate up here. So we have to bag up the shit of careless people and put it in our packs and pack it out. As much as that sucks I am happy to do this to keep this a clean natural wilderness area for everyone to enjoy. Bottom line if you are in a wilderness area leave no trace! If you bring it in it goes out with you as well. The forest service even provides wag bags at the trailhead #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #mtadams #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #wildernessculture #leavenottace ...

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Got to go down one of our forest roads pretty deep in the forest today to make a plan to replace a gate and to look for danger trees that will need to be felled before the spring season. #usfs #giffordpinchotnationalforest #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #oldmanpass #forestservice ...

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I am giving an indigo dye workshop at my studio in Trout Lake for the Mt. Adam’s Institute and Cascade Mountain School on Saturday, October 13 from 1-4:30pm and two spots have become available. 💙
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The registration fee will be 100% donated to these two amazing organizations that strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service and research. 💙
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We will be harvesting indigo from the flower farm, exploring diverse shades of blue, playing with indigo eco prints, creating shibori patterns and dyeing both cotton and silk fibers. 💙
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If you are interested please join us. Link in profile. 💙 #naturaldye #indigo #flowerfarmer #cascademountainschool
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Some of the biggest old growth Douglas fur and cedar trees I have ever seen in my life were in this section of forest. I also saw a bobcat and two different black bears while staying in this area. #paradise #zpacks #zpacksduplex #appgearco #appgearteam #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #optoitside #theoutdoorfolk #greettheoutdoors #ourwild #choosemountains #earthpix #chooseadventure #discoverearth #wildernessculture #theoutbound #mountainvibes #keepitwild #staywild ...

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We are excited to announce our new summer camp model that engages kids in outdoor adventures while still being cautious about the COVID-19 pandemic.

At-Home Adventures (A-HA!) brings camp right to your home. Each week, campers receive a themed activity kit coupled with on-line instruction and project sharing with our expert instructors and other campers.

Check out the link in our bio for more info! We anticipate that camps will fill to capacity and recommend that you sign up sooner than later!
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When working a few hours drive from home with the road crew, clearing forest roads of downed trees and fallen rocks it’s best to just stay the night at work. Especially when work is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #giffordpinchotnationalforest #usforestservice #earthpix #discoverearth #zpacksduplex #zpacks #oldgeowthforest #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #nikoncamera #wildernessculture #keepitwild ...

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Last year, our scholarship supporters gave several local kids the chance to get out in nature and discover their inner “wild scientist”. We think we’ve found a way to DOUBLE that impact on #GivingTuesday this year - stay tuned! mtadamsinstitute.org/donate #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #scholarships #nature #tbt ...

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