It's truly impossible to capture that electric feeling in the air when a group sets forth into the forest for backwoods camping. There's always such a sense of potential, of possibility, where anything can happen. It's moments like those, grains of sand in a sea of time, that each so strongly in our memory, and we are so proud of all of our Red Rock explorers who joined us for these incredible experiences.
In this blog post we wanted to take a chance to showcase some of those adventures, and share some of those stunning photos with the world. They truly were experiences to remember (from wasp-stings to hauntings) but that's what summer is all about!
So to those of you have braved the journey (which in some cases was 19KM in one day!) congratulations, and we can't wait for more of it to come next season!
Starting out in the canopy could only mean one thing: we were going to be heading deep into the woods. It was all dirt roads from here on out, and with food rationed and the destination unknown to anyone but the leaders, we knew an adventure was inevitable.
Everyone was pretty happy to see the famous 'Red Rocket' van after such a long hike. But that was only beginning. With bags loaded in the back we drove deeper into the forest, in search of our final campsite.
It was crucial to get the fire started before dark, as temperatures were expected to drop that night, but everyone put their skills to the test and soon we had a fire to be proud of. This is important, because after a long day on the road, everyone knows that supper is the best part!
Well... maybe not the best part. Everyone knew something wild could be expected, and they certainly weren't disappointed. When Nathan returned with his face painted, that devilish look in his eye, and a bag full of paints, keys, and treasure, we knew that we would be in for the night of our lives! But were we afraid...?
When we are all painted up, we knew we were ready for the night's adventure. We just didn't know what it would be, or where we were going? How'd it all end up? Well, we'll never tell. It's just one of those things you have to be there to experience, and we can't wait to experience it all again next summer.
Yours in adventure,