6 days in the Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Nation Park with students from the Thacher School (in Ojai, California). This trip had it all: challenging terrain, sublime beauty, tremendous joy, star-speckled nights around the campfire, long days (read: weary!), and camaraderie. I couldn't have asked for better trail companions than these students. I am sorry it is over, and can't wait for the next adventure.