Hiking the Monashees

Students from Clearwater Secondary School enjoy mountain trip

CSS students line up for a photo at the summit of Finn Rock.

Main photo: Clearwater Secondary School students line up for a photograph at the summit of 7,100 ft. Finn Rock southeast of Blue River. Pictured are (l-r) Erik Giesbrecht, Grayson Panko, Jenny Panko, Mr. Coates, Juniper Wadlegger, Josee Cooperman, Sabine Cooperman (in front), Isabelle Christensen, Billy Biagioni (back), Ryley Griffin, Tony Benbow, and Gian Fedele (a Rotary exchange student from Chile).

Below: Students practice their topo map reading skills during a mountain trip on Sept. 15 – 17. They also learned about using a compass, planning a route, risk management and environmental stewardship. More trips for the informal club at the school are planned.

Photos by Darren Coates

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