Monday, September 27, 2010

Hiking Trip

This past weekend at Windells we embarked on our first hiking trip of the year. Saturday a crew of about 13 of us laced up our athletic shoes and grabbed our digital cameras to go hiking. There was a trail about 10 minutes away from Windells in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It was a fairly casual hike but yielded some great spectacles. It was called the "Mirror Lake Trail". The trail whisked and winded up steep inclines and around huge trees until we got to the lake. There was a great view of Mt. Hood from the lake. We all hung out at the lake for a while and ate our lunches that we packed. The highlight of the afternoon was when Sean Hannon decided to jump into the lake! It was hilarious!  Here are some photo's that documented the adventure...

The Oregon Forest

View from the lake

Sean being the man

That's all for now, check back for another update soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

All is well back in Oregon at the Windells Academy! I arrived in Portland last Wednesday to blue skies, pristine skate parks, and awesome skiing at Windells. Being back out here is awesome! School has officially started and all the students, including me, are super stoked for the year ahead of us. We have about 4 times as many students than we did last year which is great! That means more people to socialize with! I have been skateboarding a ton lately and jumping on the tramp. The mountain is incredible. We have a private park all to ourselves that we get to hike every day for 4 hours. We get the superstar treatment every morning by getting to ride in a snow cat ride up to the park since all the lifts are closed. This weekend we took a trip to the coast to relax, surf, and hang out. Tomorrow starts a full week on snow! Boy am I ready for the season to come! Here are some photos.

Short Sands Beach!

We found some starfish!