The Wizard, the Rainbow, and the Kokanee

We love and prioritize contributing to our larger community. When the opportunity came up to help with trail restoration at Crater Lake National Park, we were in. It was an REI and National Park co-hosted event that drew participants from around Oregon. I worked on invasive plant removal while Andrew helped remove social trails (created by park visitors to reach a vantage point quicker but harmful for the overall ecosystem). Exploring Umpqua River waterfalls and forests, testing out our new tent, and making the trek down to Crater Lake proper to cast for Rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon was icing on the cake.