BRX1 is OFF!

By Anne Mead

BRX1 has kicked off to a great start. Expeditioiners arrived Saturday, June 8, and spent the day settling into their base camp, Reasonover. They learned all about our work crews (cooking, water, fire), played some initiative games and trust builders, and began to look at the schedule and potential camping spots for their backpacking trip.IMG_0008

It rained and poured most of Sunday but cleared up in time for the group to head to Dupont State Forest and check out Triple and Hooker Falls on Monday. The amount of water was incredible! What a special opportunity after 9" of rain in a short period. 

The group spent Tuesday at Big Bradley Waterfall swimming and climbing. Everyone tried at least one of the three routes the leaders set up. Many of them reached the top! The fun factor all in all was extremely high. Climbing and swimming- who could ask for more! The group was all smiles. 




 BRX 1 has now ventured off into the great Pisgah National Forest, specifically the Shining Rock Wilderness area. They plan to spend 6 nights and 7 days hiking a spectacular loop with many elevation changes and outlooks along the way. The weather looks good through the weekend, and we hope it will hold for our expeditioners. Once we hear any updates, we will be sure to post them here on the blog. Happy Camping!



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