Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scenes from a Fall Family Hike Day: Part I

This past Saturday was...

Our...



Fall Family Hike Day!



And all...

The elements...

Came together.

Some of the Summer Staff of 2017...

Showed up!

Some Junior Counselors and CIT Grads Showed up!


And of course...
Plenty...


Of Camp Families...



Showed up.

(Even some Camp families...




With campers...



Not quite...





Camp age yet.)

You know the Camp Dog showed up!




It's his favorite event of the whole year.

And perhaps, most importantly...





An absolute beautiful autumn day...



Showed up too.


So we announced our different levels of hikes -

With the disclaimer that the Advanced and Ultra-Advanced Hikes along the Appalachian Trial were too difficult! Don't go on those.


And actually, the Intermediate Hike is pretty challenging too...

Don't go on that one either.




EVERYONE should just go on the Beginner's Camp Hike! That's the hike you should all choose!

(T-Nivi's hike was just to stay on Camp.)
 


But predictably...


No one listened!



And a bunch of brave folks...

Decided to take on the Appalachian Trail, and journey to Buttermilk Falls...

On our Advanced and ULTRA-Advanced Hikes.



EVEN MORE folks didn't listen...

And decided to join our...

Intermediate Hike...

For a nice long tour...

Of Stokes Forest.

And finally the small group who listened, and opted for a lovely stroll through the paths of Camp on our Beginner's Hike.

(You didn't have to be an infant to take this hike, but it helps. Then you barely walk at all.)

And off through...

The woods of Camp...

They went!

See!

Why go...

On any hike...

Besides the Beginner's Camp Hike!

You don't have to even leave site...

To journey through some forest that's just as pretty... 
As forest can get.


Plus!



You get BACK way quicker!

To rest up...

From all that hiking...

And to jump right into...

Some Camp activities!

That's right!

There's not just hiking...

On Hike Day!




Since we've all...

Shown up...

For a Fall afternoon...

We might as well...

Cram in as many...

Good...

Classic Camp...

Pastimes...

As possible.


But wait!



What became of all the other hikes that departed off Camp? Well, for that (and the rest of the scens from Fall Family Hike Weekend...)




You'll have to check out our next blogpost.

And that next blog post will feature plenty of pictures taken by participants from the weekend! So if you've got any good Fall Family Hike Photos, send them my way!