This year’s Grade 7s from Valemount carried on tradition, as they spent the Jun. 23 weekend hiking up to Berg Lake. For the past 40-odd years, students have embarked on the journey. It’s 40-kilometre round trip, and requires the kids to carry heavy packs with tents, sleeping gear and food. Gale Tuggle started the trip in (or around) 1975 soon after he started teaching in Valemount.

Students included on the trip; in no particular order: Riley Hill, Yug. G, Riley Kunka, Dwight Lalupl Aubrey Scheller, Mackenzie Matte, Kendra Mueck, Savanna Silverstein, Madison Loignon, Hailey Plamondon, Taleigha Tinsley-Dawson, Karli Lawless, Trinnity Sleep, Alexandra Markham and Tatianna Broersma. / LYNN LAWLESS