Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mt McLoughlin Climb

Neil and Pam joined us on Thursday of Girls Camp last week and each led a group of 10 YW and leaders to the summit of Mt McLoughlin.
This is me "bouldering"
Jessica and I went in Neil's group with some older girls
Neil kept tabs on the fastest girls and took an hour long nap
on the top of the mountain waiting for the rest of our group
This is the hardest part. I had to stop and catch my breath frequently.
Jessica on top with the reflection of the summit
Jessica took pictures of me and the rest of our group making the final steep steps
We made it to the top after five hours and 5.5 miles of climbing 4000 feet.
Lunch break at the top (nap time for Neil)
Thanks, brother, for keeping us from getting lost and carrying my pack.
Thanks, Pam, for leading the slowest group. I'm sorry you missed Erik's crossing over.
We couldn't have made it without your leadership.


Anonymous said...

It looks a lot nicer than when we went up! Awesome job!

Neil said...

Great accomplishment for all those girls, and for us for not having any lost or injured. Any day in the mountains (with good weather) is a good day, but having good company makes it so much more so!

sheryl said...

Last Sunday in another ward, five girls were asked to speak about their girls camp experiences and most mentioned the climb as a highlight. One girl that also climbed in last year's fiasco said it was so nice to have leaders that knew where they were going this year:) Let's do it with cousins sometime. Brenda and Jason are interested. --Sheryl

brenda said...

You guys are so cool!!!

The climb is such a great metaphor for those girls--not to mention the sheer joy of doing hard things. I can see why it was a "highlight."

Way to go!