Weekly Photo Roundup: November 27 2016

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This is the first of a weekly photo roundup series I will be posting here on Chattermarks. These photos are collected from various NCI graduate students and staff, highlighting the happenings of our everyday lives here in the North Cascades.
National Park burning debris at ELC

Photo by Angela Burlile

Early last week, the National Park arrived to the ELC to do some controlled burning of debris piles around campus.
Calvin climbing guillatine-1

Photo by Calvin Laatsch

On Sunday, Conference and Retreat Coordinator, Calvin Laatsch, was spotted heading up a brand new climbing route on Diablo Wall called “Guillotine” 5.12a.

Photo by Angela Burlile

A few of us remained up valley for the holiday. Rachael Grasso, Dan Dubie and Angela Burlile (of C16), Joshua Porter (Graduate Program Director), Evan Holmstrom (Creative Resident and former Naturalist) and Justin Daniels (NCI Chef Extraordinaire) shared a Thanksgiving meal at the Blue House in Marblemount.
marblemount chum

Photo by Chris Fisher

The Skagit River runs through the Blue House backyard in Marblemount. This week I got ‘chum’my with my aquatic neighbors!

Photos by Rachael Grasso

On Friday, Rachael Grasso of C16 headed up to the Mt. Baker Ski Area for opening day on the mountain. As you can see from the photo, she was clearly pleased by all the fresh snow to be found.

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