November - Appalachian Trail

There were about 24 kids on the backpacking trip. We drove up early Saturday morning and hiked 4 miles until we arrived at our camp site. The only healthy source of water was a waterfall nearby. We had to use water filters to clean out the water. Most of the patrols had instant beef Stroganoff for dinner. We woke up the next morning and had instant oatmeal, hot chocolate, and eggs. On Sunday, we hiked 5.5 miles on a rocky trail and stopped at many great views. We arrived in the parking lot in mid-afternoon, and all arrived home at about 4pm. It was a great trip.

--Jacob O.