NCI Weekly Photo Roundup: December 4 2016

Pyramid Peak Sunrise

Sunrise on Pyramid Peak, taken from the Environmental Learning Center parking lot. Photo by Angela Burlile

Every Sunday I will be posting photos collected from various NCI graduate students and staff. Please enjoy this glimpse into our everyday lives here in the North Cascades.
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Photos by Kay Gallagher

Last Monday, Kay Gallagher, Becky Moore, and Melissa Biggs of C16, drove up to the Mt. Baker Ski Area for some winter recreating. Only an hour and a half away for those of us living in the Upper Skagit, I expect plenty more trips in the future.
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Photos by Alexei Desmarais

On Tuesday, C16ners came together to help Alexei Desmarais build bamboo structures for the Confluence Garden on the Blue House property in Marblemount. Not only does Blue Heron Farm in Rockport consistently supply NCI with organic produce, they also supplied Alexei with the bamboo for the garden project.

Evan Poetry 1

Photo by Angela Burlile

On Wednesday, it was an evening of poetry and tacos in Marblemount, hosted by Graduate Program Coordinator, Lindsey McDonald. Creative Resident, Evan Holmstrom, organized the event to share poems from his recently completed book, “Outline of a Hollow Bird”.
Kristofer Training
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 Top photo: Learning Center Director, Kristofer Gilje, leading a workshop on winter safety at the ELC. Photo 2 and 3: Taken in 2008, an avalanche closed a portion of Highway 20 through the gorge just past Newhalem. Photos by Kristofer Gilje

This week, staff and graduates students attended a winter safety training at the ELC, led by Learning Center Director, Kristofer Gilje. Sharing photos from the 2008 avalanche that shut down a portion of Highway 20, we were all reminded of the awesome power of Mother Nature and reviewed best practices to prepare for safe winter travel and adventuring throughout the North Cascades.
Sarah_C Skis

Photo by Ash Dina Kunz

One could argue that no one has expressed more excitement and joy over the upcoming ski season than C16 graduate student, Sarah Clement. Ash Dina Kunz captures Sarah completing her ski setup for a day at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.
2016 Christmas

Photos by C16

On Friday, the Blue House in Marblemount, hosted a gathering for staff and grads to celebrate the holiday season before winter break. Ugly sweaters, Christmas cookies, Bing Crosby, and an intense round of White Elephant were just a few of the highlights from this festive evening.
Angela Burlile is a graduate student of North Cascades Institute and Western Washington University’s M.Ed. program and the current web resource editor graduate assistant. Growing up in Alaska, Angela feels most at home surrounded by mountains, glaciers, and turquoise rivers, making the North Cascades Institute a perfect fit. In her free time, Angela enjoys exploring the world, meeting its many inhabitants, sharing cups of coffee, climbing mountains and catching the sunrise.

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