Saturday, June 28, 2008

High Adventure

Zack just got home last night from the High Adventure trip with scouts. He went to Colorado on the Arkansas River. He got to go white water rafting (his favorite part) and did an 8 mile hike up a mountain and back down. Zack is not in the best physical shape...he was telling me that they camped at the bottom of the mountain they were to climb. The morning of the climb he took one look at the steep mountain, sat down on a rock and said "I'll meet you guys when you come back down here". His leaders talked him into going. There were several times when he was sure he wouldn't make it. When they got 4 miles up to the saddle of the mountain he layed down and told them to wake him up when it was time to go. They wanted him to go to the peak, which was another mile up...he told them "no, this was my goal, now I'm taking a nap". So, he and some other boys napped while the go getters hiked up to the peak. When Zack told me this story I just laughed and laughed. He then told me the rest of the story....I guess they all ate 2-3 Fiber One bars on the way up and many boys (and leaders) had nature calling them on the way down, they made frequent stops in the bushes.... The vehicle was a bit stinky all the way back to the camp ground. What a gross boy story!! LOL Maybe you should eat your fiber when you are close to a bathroom...hee hee...

4 comments:

Lia said...

Good for Josh going to the saddle! Nik just got home from a Bear Lake week long scout trip as well. He's so ready to be done with Scouts. He's done everything but the big project for his Eagle. I can't wait till he's done as well.

Kim said...

Zack went, not Josh...he has to wait til next year...he turns 14 next month.

Jacque said...

I know all about that stinky boy smell, sometimes it doesn't even take fiber bars to get 'em goin. YUCK. Anyway, I'm proud of Zack for the great effort. Cory is heading off for a full week of hiking through the Unitahs soon. They are going to eat nothing but freeze dried food. I told his leader he couldn't spare to lose any weight so I might be sending twinkies or something. I don't know where that kid got all his skinny genes.

Alison Woolfenden said...

That sounds like so much fun.