Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our Appalachian Trail Adventure as the Venture Crew

Our Venturing Crew had decided to do Kodiak training - which is a leadership training program - on a trek.

We took canoes out on Monday morning, from Dingman's Ferry in Pennsylvania. We slept overnight along the river, and finished our canoe trip on Tuesday.

Frankie picked us up at that point and drove us to the Mohican Outdoor Center, where we met several thru-hikers -- people who are hiking the Appalachian Trail all the way from one end to another. I have a really good story about a thru-hiker, a guy called Sondance, that I'll write tomorrow.

Early(ish) on Wednesday, we started our hike. It wasn't long before my heart was pounding in my chest and my blood was pounding in my ears and I really thought I wasn't going to make it. In fact, I called Frankie and told him to be ready to pick me up at the next road! But everyone pushed me to keep going, and I did.

There were some great views along the way, and some phenomenal experiences. We all had a great time.

The hike ended on Friday... but the boys all hope to be thru-hikers themselves some day!

So many photos, I had to put them on a slide show!
Here is what the trip looked like, if you are interested. I have so much more to write, but tomorrow is another day!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Love the video....loved the lizard