This past week the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program took its first field trip of the year. We went down to the Oregon Dunes near Lakeside, Oregon. We spent our time trailing animals (especially porcupines) for miles across the dunes, exploring deflation zones and forest islands and eating tasty mushrooms we found crawling raccoon style across the forest floor. It truly was an amazing trip; we all learned a lot about the environment, tracking and trailing, and each other. Here are a few pictures from the week.