Month: September 2014

Exploring The Alluring Southwest

After an adventurous first month in the Midwest, the 2014 Gap Experience class was ready for our next chapter. Similar to American pioneers of old, we geared up for a trip out West. In our case, it only took a few days, there were less oxen…

Sisu: Finnish for “Life-Force”

The leadership course through Outward Bound was jam-packed with lessons and adventure — hiking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking, and more. But as the students finished up their sea kayaking¬†expedition on Lake Superior, Outward Bound still had a few exciting things planned before we could graduate from…

Kayaking on Mighty Lake Superior

When one is preparing for a two-week sea kayaking expedition, many thoughts dance through the mind — anticipation, fear of the unknown, pure excitment, uncertainty about the fickleness of Mother Nature, and a confidence known only to the adventurous. As the 2014 Gap Experience class geared…