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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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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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Went back to the man made habitat this morning to count Oregon spotted frog eggs. In 7 days the amount of eggs in one area almost tripped and it’s still been we’ll below freezing at night. I’d say this has been totally successful for the Oregon spotted frogs!! Hopefully they flourish here this summer. #frogstuff #frogman #frogs #oregonspottedfrog #wildlifehabitat #wildlifebiology #americorps #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #troutlake #mountainlife #giffordpinchotnationalforest ...

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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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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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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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I was honored to take 3 former #cascademountainschool students to the top of Mt. Adams. They did great! Thanks grancrews for coming along and the great 📸 #mtadams #moresunblock #volcanoeviews smithoptics ...

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Got to do some Rangering on one of my favorite parts of this planet this weekend #pct2020 #wildernessranger #wildernessculture #giffordpinchotnationalforest #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute ...

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Sorry California, happy cows actually come from Washington. Land of Milk and Honey specializes in grass fed raw milk along with grass fed beef. Pictured here are Jerseys, Angus, and Holstein steers. #cascademountainschool ...

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This heritage breed of Tamworth pig tried to devour my phone moments after I snapped this shot. #cascademountainschool ...

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Bees! #cascademountainschool ...

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This lucky jersey calf gets to grow up on pasture and will be milked twice a day. She will primarily eat grass, and only eat grain when milked. I have come to be a huge supporter of organic dairy, especially the organic valley label which is a farmer owned cooperative. #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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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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It’s always been my dream since hiking the Appalachian Trail to somehow make climbing mountains my job. Lots of hard working on the mountain this weekend but some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done in my life. I must thank the Mt Adams Institute for giving me this opportunity. #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #forestservicelife #veteran #mountainlife #mountaineering #wildernessculture ...

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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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Just a mountain sunset from ranger camp. Can’t imagine a cooler job to have #mountainlife #wildernessculture #forestranger #mtadamswilderness #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute ...

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Check out the link in bio for important updates on Cascade Mountain School summer camps. Registration is still open! May 15th is our decision date for how we will move forward with camps. We’ll let the latest guidance from the state of WA inform that decision. If camps are cancelled, you will receive a refund.

We are piloting two FREE virtual camps for the first ten people who sign-up! Again, check out the link in bio for the full update.

#mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamp
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This old growth forest deep in the Gifford Pinchot National forest was amazing. Look at the size of this Doug Fir !! #oldgrowthforest #dougfir #americorps #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #earthpix #optoitside #greettheoutdoors #liveypuradventure #ourwild #choosemountains #stayandwander #wildernessculture #staywild #traveltheglobe #lifeofadventure #wanderfolk #folktravel #earthofficial #lonelyplanet #nikonphotography #nikon #photographer #naturephotography ...

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Ominous view of Adams on the first day of Mountain Camp #meandtheboys #cascademountainschool #PNW ...

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Day 1 of deck and wheelchair ramp rebuild for the Mt Adams institute bunk house. Austin in the picture is a former Vetswork alumni that has been working with the US Forest Service for over 3 years now. Both of us are also US Marines. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #constructionworkers #usmarinescorps #teamwork ...

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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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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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Hiked into a lake in the Trapper Creek wilderness today to check and maintain a few camp areas around the lake and take in some information on the area. #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #usforestservice #wildernessculture #mountainman #discoverearth ...

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Missing camp
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Natural Dye Workshop today with Cascade Mountain School and the talented Julie Beeler unidola! Very fun and super informative! #naturaldye #foraging #cascademountainschool #color #fallfoliage #columbiarivergorge #troutlake #makersgonnamake #weaversofinstagram #knittersofinstagram ...

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

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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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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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More natural dyeing - with the Cascade Mountain School and Julie Beeler. Hunting, gathering, preparing, creating, recording! A great day!#naturaldyeing unidola #cascademountainschool #foraging #fall #rosehips #mushrooms #naturalcolors #makersgonnamake #littleweavingsco #textilespluscolor #troutlake #naturalworld ...

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Screen printing shirts for campers! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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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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#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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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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