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Kyoto, Japan – May 2017

Mountaineering Log Expedition Japan May 15, 2017 Latitude: 35 Degrees, 0 Minutes North (Kita) Longitude: 135 Degrees, 43 Minutes East (Higashi) Weather: Clear Sky, W = NW at 12 Knots, T = 23 Degrees C.   Dear Parents,   I am writing this note to offer a brief report about

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Mt. Fuji, Japan – May 2016

Mountaineering Log Expedition Nihon May 23, 2016 (Mt. Fuji, Japan) Latitude = 35˚ 21’ 38” North (Kita) Longitude = 138˚ 43’ 45” East (Higashi) Dear Odyssey Community Members,   Yesterday was an epic climbing day! Former Odyssey sensei, Hiroshi, along with 2 of his Japanese middle school students (and a

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Kyoto, Japan – May 2016

Mountaineering Log Expedition Japan May 11, 2016 Latitude: 35 Degrees, 0 Minutes North by Longitude: 135 Degrees, 43 Minutes East Weather: Clear Sky, W = NW at 12 Knots, T = 24 Degrees C.   Dear Parents, I am writing this note to offer a brief report about the first

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Mt. Whitney, Califorina – March 2016

Dear Parents,   I am writing this letter to offer a few ideas and observations about Odyssey’s most recent Mt. Whitney Joint Expedition. Most likely, when you picked up your kids last Friday you might have noticed that the troops looked like they just returned from a major military engagement.

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Posted in Mountaineering, Mt. Whitney, Pictures

Ashland, Oregon – Reflection 2015

Dear Odyssey Parents, Hello from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! At this moment, I am sitting in the back of a lecture hall at Southern Oregon University.  Our students are quietly taking in a full lecture on Renaissance Dance, given by Daniel Stephens, a professor at the university.  Odyssey students are

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Mountaineering Log – September 2015

Mountaineering Log Entry Climbing Team: Odyssey School Expedition Name: Orientation – Finding Our True North Date: 9/14/2015 Location: Mountains of Northern California Latitude: 41 degrees, 21 minutes, 41 seconds North by Longitude: 122 degrees, 54 minutes, 15 seconds West   Dear Odyssey Community Members,   At this time, as Head

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Mountaineering Log – Expedition Nihon – May 2015

May 26, 2015 (Japan) Latitude = 35˚ 21’ 39” North (Kita) Longitude = 138˚ 43’ 39” East (Higashi) Dear Odyssey Community Members, Today was an epic day! Former Odyssey sensei, Hiroshi, and 2 of his students joined the Odyssey Mountaineering Team and our combined troupe of 18 spent the entire

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Mountaineering Log – Japan Expedition – May 2015

May 06, 2015 Expedition Japan Course = 272 Degrees True Dear Odyssey Community Members, I am writing this short note to inform you that I have asked Jon Hale to keep an eye on the “Good Ship Odyssey” while I am with our third-year students on Expedition Nihon. I consider

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Mountaineering Entry – May 2014

Mountaineering Log Entry Climbing Team: Odyssey School Date: 05/27/14 Location: Mt. Fuji, Japan Dear Parents, Today was an epic day! Our students and teachers were joined by former Odyssey sensei, Hiroshi, and we all spent the entire day ascending Mt. Fuji. The weather was perfect with cool temperatures, light winds,

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Cycling Training Log – February 2014

Training Log Entry Team: Odyssey Cycling Date: 2/10/14 Location: San Mateo, California Mile Marker 53. It always seems to happen right around this identical spot for me, year after year. The longitude and latitude of the mile marker’s GPS position is approximately halfway around the Solvang 100-mile cycling course. It

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Sailing Log – December 2014

Sailing Log Entry Sailing Vessel: Odyssey School Date: 12/20/13 Location: San Mateo, California I can remember those nights like they just happened last week. The Lane family ritual was repeated annually and the script was always identical. I would busily work for 2 solid days on Island Dreamer to prepare

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Mountaineering Log – September 2014

Mountaineering Log Entry Climbing Team: Odyssey School Date:9/8/13 Location: Mountains of Northern California Dear Odyssey Community Members, You can feel it all around campus. It is in the air hovering over Odyssey’s entry gate. It gently drifts up the hill and across our beautiful fountain centerpiece. It hovers in the

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