Caitlin Newell

Age 21 | Mt. Rainier National Park (Paradise), WA

I am a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University, studying English Education. Born and raised in Ohio, I've always had an affinity for the outdoors, and love to hike, bike around, and drive with my windows down. Writing has always been a hobby, but recently it has turned into a passion and daily routine - whether that is in journaling or blogging. I hope one day to be able to pass the passion for writing, reading, and the outdoors on to my students.

Of the Adjustment Back Home

September 15, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

The change of living like that is real. And I think it is important that it not be glossed over. Just as it was an adjustment to live in a national park all summer, it has been an adjustment to come home.

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Here's to the Team

August 27, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

My testimony of this summer is only one-sixth, and this summer would be five-sixths less amazing without the rest of the ministry team I get to work with. Here's to the team.
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The Flip-Side of 504

August 20, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

Time is as wondrous and fickle a thing as any I’ve ever encountered.
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Lesson #521

July 18, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

A fantastic thing has been happening on the mountain lately - it’s called “warmth.” And it melts snow. And we all like it a lot.
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A Forecast of Faith

June 28, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

Weather here is, to put it lightly, fickle.
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The Slow, Steady Pace of Early June

June 24, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

Life on the side of Mount Rainier has certainly been a steady stream. Literally. If it isn’t snowing, it’s raining. No rain? Then fog. No fog? Then warm enough weather to melt the massive amount of snow we still have here. So quite literally - Mount Rainier has been a steady stream.
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More than just Chacos and granola...

April 29, 2012 | Caitlin Newell    

When I was in 7th grade, I researched schools that would get me a degree to be a national park ranger.  I was all about it.
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"ACMNP provided me with the opportunity to share my faith in the day-to-day struggles of seasonal employment working, living, and sharing a bathroom with people from all over the world. It was a blessing to see how the differences in personality and background within our ministry team allowed us to connect better with different co-workers and guests."
– Alison, Sequoia/Kings Canyon 2009

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