Thursday, September 8, 2011
SWEBOP has already jumped into the new school year by welcoming the awesome class of 2015 and preparing some of our trips! On Wednesday, August 31st, we led our first trip of the year to the Rise Up Climbing gym in downtown Lynchburg. We had a great turn out, needing to take two vans, and I believe these pictures say just how much fun we had.
September 14th! Come stop by the SWEBOP office if you're interested in having as much fun as these girls!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Here are a few pictures of both trips!
Trekking back down from the outing cabin- there are still A LOT of leaves up there.
The Outing Cabin group before dispersing!
And the tubing group before we started!
Last but not least me, JC, and Alexis posing for a picture before going down!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Whether its with the SWEBOP Spring Break Trip or just on our own, KM ’13 and I are hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail during Spring Break. To prepare, we’ve agreed to meet twice a week to walk with loaded packs, hopefully increasing our endurance and capacity to carry lots of stuff on our backs.
Of course, to do this requires us to walk around campus with big backpacks on our backs…much to the chagrin of the other girls working out. KJ ’11 snagged a picture as she giggled at us:
Though not yet joining us to 'train', there are already a group of students committed and excited to hike the AT this spring. WE leaders are excited to see who else signs up and how the trip preparations pan-out
Saturday, November 6, 2010
KM pranks AB while trying to boulder. Three of the instructors pose for a picture at Sweet Briar's homecoming in September
General mayhem in the office as AB and I take pictures on the office Mac and Bearslayer (as she's affectionately called) boulders while we're all waiting to start a pre-trip meeting.
The instructors love being subscribed to Rock and Ice and Climbing magazines...because we love to cut out the pictures.MK rocks a few pieces from the SWEBOP gear room. VL, though not in the head-to-toe long underwear, is still looking good in her SWBEOP shirt.
This job is exhausting. This picture is not at all staged; during a wilderness medicine training we all laid down to nap before resuming our scheduled activities.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The SWEBOP instructors met the first week in August to a.) meet each other b.) train for the upcoming year c.) learn to canoe. We spent a lot of time talking about communication, teaching methods, working as a group, redefining yourself outside of your ‘normal’ environment and how to…camp. This semester has been very busy, and, looking back, I really enjoyed spending so much time living so simply, taking time to reflect and teach others.
Our canoeing guide, Dennis, was 64 and a world class white water canoeist. We were really blessed to have him as our guide, and he took a ton of pictures and videos of our trip. Here are a few highlights:
Enjoying camp on the 2nd night
VL and AZ paddling Balcony Falls
Me and JC paddle Balcony Falls
JC enjoys Solo Time on her own rock in the river
Updates about other trips this semester should be coming soon from AZ and KM so keep checking back for those.
We're obviously slackers when it comes to this, but if you have any ideas, questions or comments feel free to share!