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toward the ocean from the top of the mountains. We would drop down, see the ocean, then drop down and be a little closer. And walking through the redwoods was really cool, too.” Hunter Hartmann enjoyed it just as much. “It was a good, challenging trip in a really beautiful area,” he said. “We got to go to a hot springs, too, which is kind of unique for California. This has definitely been my favorite trip so far.” At the middle school, 7th grader Sarah Romero also had a memorable experience with her class at Pinnacles National
(above) 8th graders find snow while camping in Big Bear in April. (above right) Lily Riley and Jerry Yang share a high five while rappelling in Big Bear. (right) Jake Eisaguirre tries to make fire while camping in the Ventana Wilderness.
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Park. She wrote, “The rock climbing was really fun. For most of us, it was our first time climbing outdoors. It was a great experience. We all felt closer to each other at the end of each day.” Eighth-grade boarder Fish Chiu had fun camping with her class in Big Bear in April. “We hiked for three miles and suddenly someone shouted, ‘Snow!’ We began an epic snow fight while having lunch. By the time we arrived at the camp site, we were
tired and cold, so we learned some techniques for keeping ourselves warm. We solo hiked back to where we parked the car on the next day to meet up with the other group and we went climbing and rappelling the day after. It was so much fun.” Outdoor education trips at Dunn School provide students continued next page
COVER STORY Wilderness Warriors – Dunn students venture into the outdoors for education of a different kind.