Monday, May 7, 2012

Say Hello To Sarah

Hi Teen Trekkers!  I’m Sarah, I’m from Buffalo, NY, and I am about to graduate from Binghamton University with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science.  I can’t wait to hop on my bike and explore new parts of the world with you all.  I love to Travel. I lived in Spain for a year when I was a senior in high school. I studied tropical ecology in Costa Rica as a junior in college and some of my best memories are from road trips out west with my best friends.  I have been working at a summer camps for years, teaching swimming lessons and bicycling classes. Also I co-teach the Backcountry Medicine Class and Outdoor Living Skills Class at my college. I’ve also been known to tag along on canoe, backpacking, and camping trips as the first-aid assistant.  Some things I love to do besides ride my bike include doing cartwheels, bird-watching, singing songs, crossword puzzles, and baking.  The road and me?  We can’t get enough of each other.  It’s going to be a fun summer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Check Out Kat!

Hey all! My name is Kat and I am so excited to adventure with all of you this summer! I am originally from Newtown, CT and am currently an Outdoor Adventure Leadership major at Ithaca College in New York. I love that my major allows me to spend a majority of my time outside having fun! Right now I'm taking classes in Washington State for the experiential learning aspect of my major. For the whole semester, I get the opportunity to sea kayak in the San Juan Islands, train to be a whitewater raft guide, rock climb, and mountaineer in the North Cascades. I've worked as an instructor at a camp that teaches teens wilderness survival skills such as how to build a fire without matches. In addition to learning, I also love to travel. I've been to Honduras, Spain, and in high school I went to Mexico to save sea turtles. Last year I road tripped across America, camping in national parks and national forests along the way. In my free time I love baking, cooking, reading, frolicking through the woods, dancing, meeting new people, and just being outside soaking up the environment. My absolute favorite activity is biking because of the sense of freedom it give me.  I fell in love with biking when I started going on long bike rides around the gorgeous Finger Lakes Region of New York and realized that I could use my bike to get me anywhere. I cannot wait to meet everyone and hit the road on two wheels for some awesome adventures this summer!