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
We invited 8 talented Triptographers to document our adventures: Ryan Tuttle, Mike Struna, Shani Leead, Justin Fricke, Amanda Proudfit, Kyle Miyamoto, Clare Healy and Lucy Lang
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
Joshua Tree Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors: Sam, Ari, John, Curtis and Allison with Trip Leaders Graham and Alyx and Triptographer Shani
Joshua Tree Camping Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Ana, Valerie, Diane, Ari and Christie with Trip Leader Canyon and Triptographer Justin
Santa Cruz Island Scorpion Anchorage Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Cyndee, John, Derek, Stan and Tyson with Trip Leader Heather and Triptographer Kyle
Palisades Glacier Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Cyndee, John, Ashlea, Stacy and Ari with Trip Leader Heather and Triptographer Clare
Yosemite Ten Lakes Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Nate, Becky, Stephanie, Matt and Abbey with Trip Leader Graham and Triptographer Amanda
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
Santa Cruz Island Prisoners Harbor Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Ari and Christie with Trip Leader Canyon and Triptographer Lucy
Sequoia Camping Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Natalia, Tabitha, Latarsha, Leon, Heather, Garrett and Erin with Trip Leader Alyx and Triptographer Ryan
Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking Adventure
Shoestring Warriors Heather, Tracey, Lana, Chrissi and Adam with Trip Leader Graham and Triptographer Mike