Friday, September 7, 2018

Bicycle Touring, New Friends & Countless Ice Cream Stops: A Teen Treks Summer

Another amazing adventure filled summer has come to an end! This summer we bicycled together up and down hills, along scenic seaside bicycle paths, through pastoral valleys, along old rail lines re-purposed as tree lined bicycle paths, and on roads next to pastures of sun bathing cows - all the while reveling in the spontaneity of adventure travel.

Along the way we explored new places!
NY - Montreal Trekkers outside the New York State Capital In Albany, NY

We climbed to new heights!
Pacific Northwest Trekkers celebrating their 17 mile climb to the top of the world at Hurricane Ridge

We Maine-ly spent all our time together!
Maine Coast Trekkers taking a break somewhere in Maine

We Jumped for Joy!
Connecticut - Rhode Island Shore Trekkers killing it with their photography skills in Newport, RI 

Practiced levitation???
European Grand Tour Trekkers taking a beach day in the Netherlands

We had some truly in-tents experiences!
New York Montreal Trekkers enjoying the thrills of camping in upstate New York

New York Montreal Trekkers enjoying small town New York
And amidst the thrill of adventure, we took time to get to know ourselves.

We had some unforgettable meals together!
Niagara - Toronto Trekkers along the calm shores of Lake Ontario

We became the closest of friends ...
Niagara - Toronto Trekkers after eating their fill of wild black raspberries

making goodbyes at the end of our trips all the more difficult :(
Pacific Northwest Trekkers during their final group hug of the Trek
We also learned about local history, visited art museums, ate ice cream to cool down on those unbearably hot and humid summer days, visited alpaca farms, explored national and state parks, wandered through country antique stores, visited iconic big city landmarks, and relaxed on beautiful beaches from the Dutch coast, Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario to the Puget Sound. Not all kids can say they've accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, but our Trekkers sure can!

Keep an eye out for our trip schedule for summer 2019 to help you plan out next summer's adventure! See you then!