Staff Training 2008

Our staff training trip replicated the three day “Eagles and Orcas” sea kayaking trip in the San Juan Islands in which we all played the part of the guide—shopping for the food, packing the dishes and gear, loading the boats, checking the currents and tides, etc. Our group made for

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Landing at the Coop

My arrival in the San Juan Islands of Washington was well worth the stress of hauling oversized luggage by plane, shuttle, and ferry all the way from Denver, Colorado. The noise of times and dates and logistics clattering in my brain suddenly dissipated in a single wave of sea, sky,

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My kayak trip was amazing!

As we set out, it was great to be on the water. I was fascinated by the forest of algae underneath us in many locations of our trip. You could see so much from the kayak, including rock beaches, houses and sailboats traveling in the distance. You could not experience

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What Do Your Guides do in the Winter?

It has been my good fortune to attract and retain an incredible cadre of professional guides. This year a number of them are going to graduate school. Aya Reiss is living in Vancouver, BC and, as the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, is doing graduate work in stream ecology. Steve

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The question I get asked the most as the owner of Outdoor Odysseys?

More, even than, where are the whales? That’s easy. I always get asked, “what do I do the other months out of the year when I’m not managing Outdoor Odysseys?” After my summer season of working seven days a week winds down, the fall and winter are definitely a time

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