The Maine Coast crew has spent the last 2 days biking the carriage roads of Acadia National Park. They picked up the bikes Tuesday morning from Acadia Bikes in Bar Harbor and hit the trails. Everyone did extremely well on the bikes and there were only a couple of minor mishaps. Nicole claimed her endo (going over the handle bars) was planned, but a rock interfered so it wasn’t as graceful as she had hoped. Evan said his little crash was the best part. That must be why he saved it for the last 10 minutes of biking on Tuesday. But the scratches were forgotten as they enjoyed the scenic overlooks and beautiful bridges of the Rockefeller-constructed trails. They gave their bikes up Wednesday afternoon and then checked in with the rock climbing outfitter to get their equipment. Then it was back to Seawall Campground for the night. It seems that Alan is the chef of the group. Both the kids and the leaders have enjoyed his cooking thoroughly. The group has also made a couple of shopping stops. Max enjoys keeping the group together by having customer service announce to the entire store that it was time for Frost Valley YMCA to meet at the front door. Anne has been jumping into everything with passion as she joins her first Adventure Trip. Conor jinxed the group by saying that the mosquitoes had been great all day which meant that all of the mosquitoes were waiting for them back at Seawall. Claire is enjoying tormenting Conor on occasion and hanging out with the girls. Overall, the group is great. They are excited for their first day of rock climbing on Thursday which will be at Otter Cliffs. Todd is searching for some wifi to send pictures which will be posted as soon as possible. Otherwise, another update will be headed your way in a few days.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.
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