Ellie Elevates Chaco Culture NHP

Ellie Elevates Chaco Culture NHP

Episode 2 of Ellie Elevates Your National Parks is now available on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. Tune in to learn more about Chaco Culture National Historical Park. By popular demand you can also listen right here:

Post Trip Interview

Post Trip Interview

Favorite hike Ellie:  My favorite hike was Mt. Ida because we’ve been trying to do this hike for so long and I felt so accomplished at the top. Zoe: I have two my first one is Mt Ida because of all the amazing views. Also the Fiery Furnace by ourselves because it was fun to go exploring. Zak: There were a lot of amazing ones. Chirihua and The Narrows at Zion come to mine. My favorite hikes though are still…

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Last Day

Last Day

Today was the last day. We have done so much over the past month and a half. We added up all the miles and hiked 200 miles in the last 6 weeks. We hiked in the desert, mountains, and water. We had our good days, and bad days. We had our moments. We all learned about life before us, the Earth, and each other. We cried and laughed. But I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. Although I…

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Day 46: Omaha to Home

Day 46: Omaha to Home

At the end of April I had a horrendous headache and the loss of clear vision. Understandably, this freaked my doctor out and I ended up spending a week in the hospital. I was diagnosed with optic neuritis, the swelling of the optic nerve. It was very treatable with steroids and, in and of itself, not a big deal. I did learn that it is a precursor to multiple sclerosis, a disease I didn’t know much about. My neurologist (yep,…

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Day 46 and we made  are it home safely and completed are longest road trip😝

Day 46 and we made  are it home safely and completed are longest road trip😝

Today we got up ☝ at 6:00. I did not have a great 👍 night 🌙 sleep. Then I remembered today was out last day on the road. I had a hard time at the last hike 🚶. So I was surprised when I realized my eyes 👀did not shoot out tears 😢. During the day I thought about the different events that happened through out the day. And then what we did on the(🍄random mushroom) trip that reminded me…

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