This past week, I had the privilege to guide groups of high school students in the Pisgah National Forest. Every year, the rising seniors go on a five day backpacking trip in the forest. This year, I was able to be in charge of one of the sites in which they climbed. Over the course of four days, we had groups in the morning and afternoon. Every group that we were able to work with was great. I loved being able to see these kids challenge themselves and do things beyond their comfort levels. Many of them when they would reach the top of climbs would just be in awe of the sheer beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Here are a few pics from the week.
Even though it was a lot of work bringing all the gear in, hiking up there twice a day, and sometimes having to wait for the groups; I loved every minute of it. Nothing beats being able to share something you love with other people so that they can experience it, if only for a few hours.