Before we begin a new year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our favorite memories and accomplishments of 2017.
Our trip leaders Heather, Canyon and Graham led 9 Shoestring Adventures, including 7 backpacking and 2 car camping trips. We welcomed 34 new Shoestring Warriors for a total of 129 alumni. Together, we explored 5 national parks and watched 20 sunsets.
We grew our family to include blog editor Yosefa, social media manager Shani and strategic advisor Cyndee. With the support of our community engagement coordinator Abbey, we gained 3 Ambassadors to lead our free community Meetups in Los Angeles and San Diego: Ari, Laurie and Nate
Last but not least, we had the honor of partnering with First Descents, an organization that offers life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults affected by cancer.
Thank you all for joining us on this journey. Here’s to more adventures and new friendships in 2018!
Best of 2017
Yosemite Ten Lakes Backpacking Adventure
Sequoia First Descents Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Treehugger, Snapjacks, Mrs. Kemp, Ziploc, Evo, Oye, Co-Pilot, Tsunami and 1-up with Trip Leaders Fruit Boots and Shoestring and Triptographer Duct Tape