July 14, 2021 by Don Gentle
It sure was fun to see so many Hawaiian-themed shirts today. Waikiki Wednesday is so much fun! I so like how those shirts really look great in the pictures.
The Mini Men continued through their activity journey today as they learn new skills and begin to work on a progression that will, hopefully, bring them back for many more summers. This is a great time to see different stages of the progression here at High Rocks. Today’s four-week trips are a perfect example of where this journey can take you. They are really ripping it up this week on trips. Be sure to check out some of the pictures.
Mountain biking headed over to our neighboring Dupont State Forest for a fantastic ride on Big Rock/Cedar Rock tail. Most of the trail runs across these incredible granite bald sections. It is a whole new experience for these guys. Again, check out the cool pictures.
Our boys at rock climbing took a morning and afternoon trip up to our own High Rocks climbing site. Just a short fifteen-minute hike up to some incredible 40 and 50-foot erratics (well maybe not an actual erratic, but it does look like they were just dropped off by a glacier), just sitting on the mountain.
Our whitewater paddling guys took an all-day trip out to section 3 of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River! Another badge of honor for these guys in the paddling program as they continue to advance their skills.
Finally, a 3-day backpacking trip went out this afternoon to Panthertown. A beautiful trail section over in the Nantahala National Forest.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, scratch-made buttermilk biscuits (don’t tell Zoob, I had five…but they were small!), hash browns right off the flattop like Waffle House, berries, and grapes with or without Greek yogurt, and assorted cereals. I didn’t even mention the jam and honey 😊.
Lunch: Meatball subs, curly fries, quinoa salad, and tossed salad.
Dinner: Linguine with or without chicken alfredo, corn, yeast rolls, two tossed salads to choose from, and warm ginger molasses cookies.
Finally, our Mini Men took to the woods for their cabin overnights out on our 1100-acre wood. They will spend all night at one of our open-air shelters enjoying classic pita pizzas, carrots, and the smores around the fire. I always enjoy hearing the stories when these boys roll back in just before breakfast.
We are having the time of our life! Thanks for tuning in…