Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stake Pioneer Trek--June 23-26, 2010

This summer, our stake sponsored its first pioneer handcart trek for the youth. David turned 12 this spring, so he could go. He invited his friend Kyle to go too. Nelson and I went as base camp volunteers, where we helped with food, program, and other behind-the-scenes things. We went to the Bing Canyon Pioneer Camp in southeastern Washington State. The temperatures were in the 90s most every day, although the nights cooled down nicely. I think the trekkers learned that they could do things they never thought they could do. We all came away with a greater appreciation for the pioneers and all they did. We also came to appreciate nice beds and hot and cold running water. Here is a slide show of some of the highlights: