Maine Coast

The Maine Coast squad has been having some amazing days. It been warm and sunny with little to no bugs (a change from my trip to Maine). They are enjoying Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park and have another YMCA teen group as neighbors right now. Their first day of climbing was amazing as they scaled Otter Cliffs, the most famous climbing area on the island.

Maine 1 group

Their second day on the rock, the instructors decided to give them a nice challenge. The set a climb that was 175 feet long! That’s 53 meters which is longer than anything I’ve been on before. They gave climbing their all and came back to the campground each night and crashed by 10.

Yesterday was their first day of biking on the carriage roads of Acadia. They were zipping along exploring part of the 40 miles of paths built by the Rockefellers and wanted to keep biking even when they had arrived back at Blackwoods.

Maine biking

Another long day had them in their tents and asleep by 10, supposedly without any prodding from Kenny and Juliana. Everyone is adding something to the group and they are getting along fabulously. Check back in a couple of days for another update on their biking adventures and mystery day in the park. I will leave you with this picture that I think sums up the Maine Coast Men!

Maine flex

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Zach eigenbrodt

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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