By Anne Mead
BRX is back from their backpacking trip. Everyone is happy, healthy, and for the most part dry. Stephen, Phen, and I baked them a blackberry, apple crisp and surprised them with it and ice cream last night. They were elated! As everyone sat around munching on the delicious dessert, individuals took turns telling us of their roses and thorns of the backpacking trip. The group was unanimous with the thorn…….RAIN. But….we have to commend this group because each person managed to have a dry outfit throughout the trip and stay relatively positive. Their roses ranged from swimming, pancake breakfast, sleeping late, hiking, the boat ride across Lake Jocassee, group bonding time, seeing the expeditioners work with one another to solve problems, time outside, learning how to pack a backpack better and better, learning a new knot, the RAIN (so great to hear!), and a particular campsite.