Scientific Findings Fueled by Fruitcake
Collin Street is a proud supporter of outdoor adventurers and wilderness explorers! Committed to fueling those who pursue their passions, our Bakery readily supplies power-packed fruitcakes to intrepid groups of hikers, bikers, climbers, and campers; groups like PESH, or the Proyecto Espeleologico Sistema Huautla Caving Organization—an organization dedicated to mapping the deepest underground caving system in the Western Hemisphere.
But, wait! This is the second part of our series on PESH.
If you haven’t yet read our first blog in this series: PESH Caving | The Mission
When we last heard from Bill Steele back in February of 2019, the PESH Co-Leader, the expedition was about to leave for their trip to the Sistema Huautla. Having returned to the states, Bill Steele sent us the following letter detailing the immense success of their trip.
Bill Steele here, the Co-Leader of PESH, the Proyecto Espeleologico Sistema Huautla.
This past year, we had one of the best Sistema Huautla expeditions ever! Our exploration discoveries were nothing short of amazing. Almost all our expedition members loved Collin Street’s coffee (there were some non-coffee drinkers but who can understand those people?). Plus, all the Bakery’s fruitcakes were either eaten or gifted to the surrounding locals in the spirit of "fruitcake diplomacy.” Meanwhile, the Petites became our team’s most-loved exploration food (way more than Clif Bars®, Snickers®, or KIND®).
Our trip lasted a total of four weeks. Forty-two expedition members, including cavers, support staff, and Mexican scientists, participated in the mapping and studying of the Sistema Huautla. Ample amounts of scientific data were collected and future trips have already begun being planned. Here are the key takeaways from this year's expedition:
The PESH Expedition support the following Mexican cave scientists in their quest for scientific data:
Check out these videos from our trip featuring Collin Street Bakery fruitcake!
In summary, this year’s trip was exceptionally productive and positive. We have already begun a list of exploration objectives for next year. We look forward to Collin Street Bakery’s continued support of our original exploration and scientific endeavors.
Bill Steele | PESH Co-Leader
Collin Street Bakery's Continued Annual Support
Collin Street is honored to be able to support PESH in its world-class original explorations and plans to continue providing annual support for their excursions. Here at the Bakery, we love sharing unique stories about our fruitcakes—especially those which place our products in a new and exciting light. Fruitcake is often confined as a once-a-year holiday tradition. However, the PESH exploration team saw unchartered potential in our quintessential seasonal treat. We hope their story inspires others to see fruitcake as they did—the ideal treat for on-the-go explorers!
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