Friday, October 3, 2008
With Rose feeling better we were on the trail again today! Even though it wasn’t for long it was still a nice hike, with some great scenery. When the weather started to roll in Steve the Leader of the Day made the call to stop early at Papoose Lake. Though it was only one mile from our original destination I wish we would have continued farther. Although if we didn’t stop the other group would not have found the “Bat Cave” which they would call home for the night. After setting up camp it was lesson time. Leave No Trace with Derek, Ryan’s Plant Communities introduction, then Jeff had saved the best for last. Gender issues. . . . . yeah. . .there is nothing quite like talking about those changing years with your instructors. That was a bit awkward to say the least, after a long talk with a lot of awkward silences the lessons were done and it was time to debrief. Steve used a creative way with cards; he gave out three types, Queens, Kings, and Aces. Queens stood for questions, Kings stood for comments, and Aces could say whatever they wanted. After a dinner of pasta a cheese sauce and Youker with Rose, Ooter, and Jake, it was time for bed.