BRX: So the journey begins...

By Anne Mead

Independence Day, for the expeditioners, was spent on the trail with Mentor, Jon Rousseau, exercising their free spirits!

He taught them all about bamboo mess kits, wild edible plants, fire by friction, and other primitive skills. The night was spent watching fireworks with all the town locals at Green’s Six Oaks. Today they embark on their 7 day climbing trip. All the practicing they’ve done on the climbing tower is going to pay off, because they are going to Pilot Rock. They will be setting up top ropes and are going to climb some real rocks! Tomorrow they are off to trailhead to Sam Knob. The enthusiasm in this group is amazing! Stay tuned for more pictures and stories of adventure to come!