• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

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Leader Trip Up the North Shore

Following an Outdoor Pursuit leader climbing trip up the North Shore on Saturday, we returned to Duluth for the night. Sunday morning, we left for the North Shore again to begin a two-night leader training trip.

The first day up the shore, we set up camp in Cascade River State Park and then hiked around the area. We found a neat place where we could reach the river and climb on the small rocks that rose above the rushing waters. I chose to practice some yoga there; it was something about the flowing sound of water and surrounding trees that pulled me in.


Photo by Tori Ward

The next day, we drove a short distance to a climbing area called Carlton Peak. It was my second time climbing there. I spent a great deal of time observing, taking pictures, and soaking up the sun. I did attempt one route, but I just felt the need to just be and enjoy the day outdoors.

My friend and co-guide Alex, struck this neat pose for me to capture. He is a much more talented climber than myself. The contrasting blue, cloudy skies and textured rock made for a very interesting image. I was very happy with how the picture turned out.



Photo by Me

My friend and co-guide Annalisa is also a very talented climber. I captured this image of her beginning one of the tougher routes we had set there.



Photo by Me

After a full day of climbing and hiking at Carlton Peak, we drove into town to explore Grand Marais.  The view of Lake Superior there was breathtaking. Again, I felt the need here to practice some yoga. Annalisa and I managed a couple of headstands on rocks that lined the shoreline. The waves were crashing, the wind was blowing, and the sun was setting; it was a really wonderful place to be.



Photo by Maddie Schwieters

Our final day up the shore, we visited Palisade Head. The hazy atmosphere created a lovely blue hue on the rolling North Shore hills. The photo doesn’t do the view justice; It was incredible.


Photo by Me

Overall, I had a great time on the leader trip. We had the chance to bond with each other and learn from each other. We got to practice some of the skills we will use on our S.O.A.R. trips coming up this next week. I look forward to this coming year as an Outdoor Pursuit leader! I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful program. It has truly been a gift.

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