Hiking, Hiking, and More Hiking

During J-Term 2018, 286 students and 29 program leaders will participate in one of Luther's 17 courses around the globe. Although it's impossible to keep up with everyone, these blogs are designed to provide glimpses into our students' adventures.

Take a look at the course descriptions, itineraries, and leaders to learn the details of each exciting trip. Most importantly, read the blogs to experience life alongside our traveling students.

J-Term Highlights

Check out these highlighted posts about unforgettable moments, lessons learned, and life-changing experiences!

Saturday, January 13th

This weekend we have been getting some fresh air and exploring around New Mexico. On Saturday, we drove to Chinle, Arizona and hiked the national monument Canyon de Chelly. The views were breathtaking, we all had a blast, and got some much needed sun. We ate lunch at the bottom of the canyon and then made the trek back up.

Sunday, January 14th

On Sunday, we stayed in Gallup and hiked the Pyramid trail. This one was a little bit more challenging than Saturday’s  because of the higher altitude but still exciting. We saw a lot of dogs on this trail, which was a nice surprise. After our hike, we stopped and toured a famous local hotel “El Rancho.” We got to see the presidential suite and perused their gift shop. During the evening we ate leftovers, relaxed, and worked on our 1,000 piece puzzle.

Monday, Jaunary 15th

Monday was also filled with hiking. We traveled to El Morro, hiked, and saw the ruins along with signatures that were inscribed in the rocks. After that, we did some shopping at a local gift shop and got some New Mexico souvenirs. After the three day weekend, we are ready to get back to school and see our kids!

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Canyon de Chelly
View from the top of Pyramid Trail
Hiking Pyramid Trail