For now, I am going to just give you a picture overload. I will do a separate post about my experience. It was something I will never forget.
Here are the kids just getting started pulling our cart. (You can tell it just started because they still have such big smiles.)
The first night we had a dance. Here are some pictures of a few kids from our ward, and Steve doing some dancing.
We had been sunscreening all day long, and at the end of the day I thought I had still gotten a burn. But then I was washing my arms and legs with baby wipes, and realized I just had a really sweet dust tan.
One of our kids found a cool caterpillar. And it had the design of a penguin on it. Funky!
Sweet sunset from our camp.
Here is the start of our third day. They were sincerely the best ever.
We had guides on horses the whole time we trekked.
This area was almost like a preserve - they just let nature take its course here as much as possible. So there were bones/carcasses along parts of our trail.
We look pretty good for the third day.
Look at those girlies kicking butt pulling that cart!
There was a lot of going up and down hills. It got a little crazy at times, but we did it. It really made you appreciate the experiences the pioneers had.
And we're done. (That's the only reason I'm smiling.) Just waiting for the closing devotional and then to go home.
We hiked three separate days. After the 2nd day, the soles fell off of my shoes. These were the only tennis shoes I brought, so I had to be resourceful for the 3rd day of hiking. (Also, like my leg dust tan?)
All our handcarts lined up. Can you tell how tired we all were??
Driving home. A few of the boys from our ward zonked after about 15 minutes of driving. I won't lie, so did I.