Trips, Trails, and Ropes
August 2, 2010 by Don Gentle
Pictures from August 2, 2010 (password required)
Today the campers were off and running with their activities. In addition to the regular activities we had trips out in Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, and Hiking. The Mountain Bikers went to Dupont State Forest this afternoon to enjoy some trail riding. They left after lunch and returned right before dinner having worked up a good appetite. Some of the climbers spent the afternoon up at the Cathedral Rocks a short hike from main camp where they got to experience climbs on real rock. Several of our canoers got to practice their skills on the French Broad River this morning. It was their first chance to learn about moving water and how the boat responds differently than on the lake. There was also a day hike to Dupont State Forest where the campers got to see several of Western NC’s best waterfalls.
In camp today Windswept and Chalet got to experience the ropes course. They were lead through several elements as a cabin group and then the final element was the zip line. It was an exhilarating experience and one I am sure the will not forget soon (or until the next really cool thing comes along). Many of our Horseback riders got to venture out of the ring and onto our large network of trails. It was a welcome change of scenery for the horses and the campers seemed pretty excited as well!
All of us enjoyed another day of cool temperatures here at High Rocks. It was another great day and we are looking forward to another one tomorrow!
Hope you enjoy the pictures from today!
Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle