Presentation on CAI Exchange Program to Padua – Recording

On Tuesday, May 25, CAI-PNW member Linda Blevins gave a presentation about and showed photos of our Exchange to Padua.  Toni Williams served as moderator and summarized information about CAI-PNW and its activities.  The second part of the Exchange was to have happened last August with hikers from Padua coming to the PNW.  However, due…

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Padova Exchange Report

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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Summary of Past International Trips

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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Iceland 2018

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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A CAI-PNW Trip of 16 days in Iceland

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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Croatia 2016

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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CAI-PNW Australia Exchange 2014

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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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