Today, we began our morning canoeing and kayaking the Abiquiu Reservoir. We stopped in King’s Cove; while some swam, a group of us took a short hike to a mud pit and got “Simba’d” (one of our leaders put a mud stripe across our forehead to mark that we had successfully crossed the freezing cold, really deep mud pit). After lunch, we began work on re-building a trail called the Pack Monument Trail, which included digging switchbacks up a hill; moving boulders; and removing dirt and rocks to create a pathway upwards. We replaced a fifty-year-old path that had been destroyed by erosion, and created a new one that was designed to withstand the weather. After dinner, we met around a campfire with our college staff leaders and discussed the week.
We shared how we saw God, how we hoped to grow, our best and worst times in the week, and everything in between.
Then, while singing Sanctuary, we “bathed each other” in sage smoke, and promptly went to get a milkshake. Today was our next to last day, and we aren’t looking forward to leaving.
– Mamie, John Hewitt, and Cooper