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Ever since arriving at Outdoor Mission Camp this summer I have been given opportunities to learn new skills to help me be a better letter. The hard-skills so far had been learning how to raft down the Nantahala River which is whitewater with class 3-4 rapids. I have whitewater rafted before, but never have I guided and I can say it is so much fun. My abs and arms did not like the guiding aspect and reminded me that I am no where ...
These last three years have been filled with opportunities, adventures, challenges, and even tribulations, as God has been working hard to shape me into the person He desires me to be. Since coming to Montreat College, I have been able to grow stronger within my faith and chase my calling of Outdoor Ministry and Outdoor Education. My passion for the outdoors has streamed from my childhood and from God using nature to bring me to Christ. Similarly, I have a calling ...
... to Toms
Spring Falls. First, we got some pictures from the road, then climbed
up the rocks and got some pictures up close. Then we backtracked a
short ways and turned right to get on Daniel Ridge Loop Trail (#105).
Initially, the trail is quite steep as it ascends to the top of the Toms
Spring Falls via a couple switchbacks. Then it leveled off a bit,
following Toms Spring Branch upstream. The trail varied from mostly
level to a little steep, but ...
... half way point, but a few
of us stopped. After we finished the trail, we had lunch by
Woolyback overlook. The view was amazing, mountains seemed like an
endless sight. When we finished lunch, We had a devotion by the
outlook. The day was not over though. We drove to the city of
Cherokee, were there was a park. In the park, there was a creek. Then
we just thought, why don't we go wade in it. So we stopped, got out,
and rolled up ...
... the tent before the deluge hit. And it was a deluge, as bad as the one on our first night. The tent was just as sweltering, but at least we had all of our gear with us. Though the rain cut short our appreciation of the beautiful woods around us, I felt grateful that the water would wash away any specks of food we’d dropped nearby.
I hoped the bears were taking shelter from the storm. Sleeping in a tent when theoretical bears roam the woods is rather ...