Winding roads and thick forest with tall trees on either side of the road was the view for our Maine campers as they traveled to their destination two days ago. Once the group arrived it was time for dinner. All three groups traveling from Frost Valley cooked together. Dinner naturally ran late but after a long day of driving it was nice to fall asleep with a full belly while the crisp Maine dew fell on the tents.
The campers woke up early and cooked a warm trail breakfast. It’s important to fuel up before an awesome day of Mountain Biking: especially when every corner has amazing visuals and stunning sights. The campers spent the first two days exploring Acadia on their bikes. Guaranteed great pictures!
Tomorrow will be the first day of rock climbing. Acadia Mountain Guides are some of the most experienced mountaineers and climbers on the east coast. Our team will get hands on experience and if they feel up to it they will repel over a cliff and climb up with the waves crashing below them. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
The two groups are getting a long fine and everyone is involved and engaged. Beyond that each group has started to bond and create their own identity as a team. One team has actually started to call themselves the “Aliguanas.”
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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