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Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
Pyrenees Expedition • Summer of 2019
Hi! I'm Kendra and I'm currently a first-year at Hamilton College. I'm an intended Government major and I'm on the club Nordic ski team. Pyrenees Expedition was my fourth Overland trip. I'm thrilled to be joining the Overland team in Summer 2021 as part of the support staff!
Pyrenees Expedition: Stunning views, quaint towns, and an amazing adventure.
The Best Part…
The best part of the trip was hiking through cute mountain towns in the Pyrenees. I loved stopping in the villages and looking at the architecture and flower boxes. It was also cool to practice my Spanish skills by buying some snacks in local stores. Additionally, I appreciated that this trip was dedicated to hiking because I loved spending every day on the trail.
The Most Unexpected Part…
The most unexpected part of my trip was when we shared the trail with a herd of cows! We were hiking on a trail when we saw a few cows, but we didn't know it was going to be a whole herd. We stepped off of the trail for a few minutes to let them safely pass.
My group worked together really well. Everyone was supportive and encouraging if any group member was having a tough day. I loved cooking together and sharing meals as a group after a long day of hiking. Cheers to a great group!
Kelsey and Sam were awesome leaders! They were so kind, organized, and trustworthy. Kelsey and Sam tied the group together and made sure all our needs were met. I could always count on them for a good conversation while on the trail. I know everyone in the group looked up to them, and they definitely inspired me to apply to lead for Overland.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about doing this trip?
Be prepared for breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, and grassy fields. Days on the trail are beautiful and rewarding, but they come with their challenges. If you follow your training schedule, you will be well prepared for the challenges you may face. Definitely bring a camera to snap some photos and a hat to keep the sun off your face!