Wednesday, July 23, 2008

HIking on the AT as part of our TTEC experience

We chose from 3 different workshops opportunities: Podcasting, Megastransect, or backpacking.. .10 of us had the opportunity to go backpacking on the AT courtesy of one of our partners, REI Outdoor School and Staff. We were treated to the use of all equipment and were served delicious food compliments of our chef Ashby. All we had to do was show up with our personal effects. We hiked a bit over 3 miles in, set up camp at this shelter (complete with privy). Water was .4 or .5 miles down the mountain and had to be hauled up in buckets. Not a problem when ripe berries could be tasted along the way. After a beautiful moonlit night, we packed up camp and hiked out about 4 miles to Gathland State Park. We learned valuable leading and managing skills we can use when we take a group of children on the AT! The REI staff was superb. We thank them for this great experience and partnership.

2008 TTEC

This is learning at its best! Doing and being outdoors with vibrant, energetic, inspirational teachers and leaders.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Photos from TTEC Southeast Spring Workshop

Our TTEC Southeast team met for the first time at the Len Foote Hike Inn Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. After receiving our fabulous Leki hiking poles, and our first Leave No Trace lesson, we headed up the 5 mile trail to the Hike Inn. Check out our photos, taken by Jan aka "On a Roll."

North Carolina NCCAT participants

North Carolina NCCAT participants
At the Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
On top of Silers Bald