THE WINNERS ARE…THE BAREFOOT COMPRESSORS!! Our CAI-PNW entered two teams in Festa Italiana Seattle’s Grape Stomp competition.  Each 3-person team was given four minutes to stomp on and collect the juice from 20 pounds of grapes in a barrel.  Our Barefoot Compressors (Clarence Elstad, Kendra Wanzenried and Flo Burnett) did a great job of stomping,…

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The CAI-PNW hike on September 14 to Barclay Lake went well. Even though the Weather Report was not the greatest; we had a fine day with only a few raindrops.  Along the 2.2 mile trail we saw beautiful ferns and various mushrooms that had popped up from the forest floor and on aging stumps and logs.  The…

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The Exchange began Sunday,August 25, with 15 members of CAI-PNW being welcomed into the homes of their CAI Padua hosts. Monday, Aug. 26 Our group assembled for a guided walking tour of Padova, focused on  a broad range of cultural and historical information. Some highlights were the Scrovegni Chapel, legendary Pedrocchi Cafe “coffee without doors”…

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