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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CAI–PNW organized, from 2002 to 2017, the following international activities also: 2002 International Trip along the Amalfi Coast for CAI-PNW members, in cooperation with the CAI Section of Cava dei Tirreni May 3-19: Hiking Italy’s Scenic Amalfi Coast July 26-August 11, 2002: Australian Exchange to PNW (with Mountaineers) 2003 Exchange with CAI Sections of PI&MI,…

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After we finished breakfast and making lunch sandwiches, our rental car driver showed up to shuttle our four drivers to the Lagoon Car Rental office. We all signed our lives away and picked up the two passenger vans. Ron and John followed Rob and Steve back to Our House, where we piled everything in the…

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July 17-August 3, 2018 Incredible waterfalls, dramatic mountains, rugged fjords and remote fishing villages are just a few of the scenic and cultural treasures to be found as we travel Iceland’s famous Ring Road, a narrow ribbon of civilization that circles the island. Along the way we will do some hiking, bird-watching and photography. From the…

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In the fall of 2015 we began planning for our CAI-PNW trip to Croatia that included cultural experiences as well as hiking adventures.  The following sixteen CAI members participated in the trip:  Flo and John Burnett, Ida Callahan, Diane Clifford, Clarence Elstad, Steve Johnson, Karen Kornher, Lynne and Paul Kipping, Bev & Ron Riter, Ann…

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We were greeted in Brisbane by the amazing Australians from the YHA Bushwalkers.  They had been hosted in Seattle in 2012.  What an absolutely grand experience they provided all of us.  We explored some of Queensland’s most beautiful and unique National Parks.  A welcome dinner was held the first evening in the home of one…

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on 18th of October and ended on 31st 2012. We had 12 participants from CAI-PNW, 4 from CAI-Milano, 13 from CAI-Spoleto and 17 from CSRC. The main purpose of the trip was to experience the environment and culture of Cyprus as we hiked with the several other hiking groups. This trip achieved that goal by…

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