Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Camp at Mt. St. Helens….

the van  Our church youth group took a 5 day long camping trip to Mt. St. Helens a few weeks ago, and it was a ton of fun! :)

Sarah's Pics 058  We went up to view the mountain, we got to see the mountain, but, however, not the valley and canyons below. The view though was spectacular. Sarah's Pics 118

  This is the river we stayed on, all we had to do was cross the street and we were there! There was, in the river, a kind of swimming hole, close to everyone thought the water was nice. To me it was quite cold, they only got me in there a few times.

Sarah's Pics 141   One of the days we went to the “Ape Caves” about a 2 hour drive from our camp. It was a ton of fun, the hike to the exit was long and hot, but the hike through the caves to the entrance was nice and cool (yes we did the hike backwards). When we made it back our group had to wait for our church leader to get back so we could get into our van (he has recently had back and knee surgery, so it took him a while) In the mean time though we hung out with the other church group and watched the chipmunks run around. Well then some of the kids who had chips left gave them to my boyfriend (Josh) who started to feed the chips to the little guys. It was the funniest thing to watch him get really excited every time a chipmunk would take one from his hand.

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  Seeing what’s going on at the mountain. :)Sarah's Pics 179 (2)

  One of the days we took a trip to the other side of the mountain then went on a small hike. We also went to a river to play and search for pumice.  Sarah's Pics 180

Through out the trip we had fun swimming, hiking, leaning about God, singing, eating and just spending time with our friends. :)

1 comment:

Lady Farmer said...

Mt. St. Helens is one of our favorite places to visit and hike. We camped there many years ago, right after the mountain blew, but it was kinda creepy not knowing if it would blow again! It is so beautiful now. Glad you had a great time with your youth group!