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2018 Out West Trip Daily Log

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hike Rainier (2 hr, 100 mi)

Weather Report: Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 51F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Details

Email From Kathy: Hello all- All good. Had rainforest hike to waterfalls. Exploring the tide pool aquatic life at Ruby beach. And cooking dinner on our coastal campsite.
Parents: we are all doing fine in spite of our tent theft. The belongings inside the tent remain. No need to overnight anything to us. We are safe and are prepared with backup supplies. Expect to hear from your child within the next few days as the cell Signals improve.

Photos From Kathy:

Webmaster’s note: To see images full size, once you click on a thumbnail below, scroll down and select “view full size.” The original image will open in a new window. ~ Mr. C.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Drive to Mt. Rainier camping at Mossyrock (WA State Park) (4 hrs, 200 mi)

Weather Report: Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High near 45F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Details

Webmaster’s note: I haven’t heard from Kathy. Check back later today!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Explore Hoh Rainforest, tidal flats (all day, 100 mi).

Webmaster’s note: They have several Web Cams in the rainforest, if you want to try and spot the group.

Weather report: Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Details

Maggie sent the following photos from yesterday with the caption, “Lecture on the Pacific Coast.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Deception Pass to Olympic National Park via ferry from Keystone Ferry Terminal in Coupeville to Port Townsend, WA. (1.5 hrs, 40 mi) Stop at Hurricane Ridge.(2 hrs, 65 mi) Camp at Kalaloch (3 hrs, 150 mi)
Weather Report: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Details

Email note from Kathy at 5:15 p.m. Today we rode the ferry across Puget Sound and made our way up to hurricane ridge. Excellent day!!!! Weather is awesome and everyone is doing great.
Next stop …Pacific Ocean.

I received these photos at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Early morning flight (4:00 AM) from Cleveland Hopkins airport to  Seattle, WA. Precious Cargo will pick us up and drive to Deception Pass State Park to camp.  (2 hrs, 100 miles)

Airport Group PictureKathy sent this update at 7:30 a.m.: “We made it safely to Detroit. We have a 3 hour layover due to a delay. Our first hike is on the moving sidewalk. Will update more later.”

Congratulations Robert Sunderhaft!

Robert Sunderhaft was named the State of Ohio Champion in the annual Trig-Star Trigonometry Competition. Robert scored 100% in nineteen minutes and 57 seconds beating the second place competitor by almost a minute. Robert will compete later this week in the National Competition. Best of Luck Robert. Samuel Cohens time of 25 minutes 36 seconds was good… Continue Reading

Announcements For Thursday, May 24, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: Menu– Cook’s Choice TODAY: LOCKER CLEAN OUT: On Wednesday 5/23 and Thursday 5/24, students will be expected to clean out their lockers. Dead or alive, it must be cleaned out. Garbage cans will be placed in the hallways for your convenience. Boxes will be provided for UNUSED school supplies for donation. PLEASE DO… Continue Reading

Comets circle competition to three-peat district crown: Solon boys send 16 to regionals; Kenston boys advance nine

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 23, 2018 Tony Lange Cleaning up with five individual champions and a pair of relays, and doing so without its most-valuable athlete, the Solon boys track and field team captured its third straight Division I district crown on Friday in Austintown. Seniors David Howell and Chantz Visse and… Continue Reading

Kenston school district Hall of Fame inaugural class named

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 24, 2018 The Kenston Alumni Association announced the Distinguished Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class of 2018. The newly established Hall of Fame has been created to celebrate and pay tribute to alumni and staff who have earned distinction in their lives and careers and in the Kenston community.… Continue Reading

US laxers deliver seven-man knock to Kenston, 16-12

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 23, 2018 Tony Lange There was a fat chance the University School boys lacrosse team was going to beat Kenston in a game of solo battles during Division II region semifinals action on Monday evening at the Preppers’ Scovil Field in Hunting Valley. While US junior attackman George… Continue Reading

Dear Underclassmen,

You’re so excited to be a senior. Ready for prom, college, and getting out of high school. And who can blame you? You get to visit your dream schools, research your major, ready to leave your parents, and start to feel like an adult. We’ve all been there, when graduating looks a million miles away… Continue Reading