‘Voluntourism’ – More than Good… Actually Really Awesome

“VOLUNTOURISM: MORE HARM THAN GOOD”      I used to agree with this concept: Voluntourism ultimately does more harm than good. It is not cost effective. It is more self-serving than serving those who truly need help. From a Whitworth missiology class I remember the cost of ONE short-term mission tripper could pay the living expenses of a local missionary …

Top 10 Tips Hikers need to know for Mailbox Peak – Trip Report

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Top 10 tips hikers need to know for Mailbox Peak Hike I went up the new trail and down the old trail on July 14, 2018. I packed light and alternated between jogging and “striding out“ on the steep sections. It took me 1 hour 40 minutes to the top. Here’s what I learned: Parking is a nightmare. Instead of …