Some of women were spending the night out in the woods for the first time. Seeing the experience through their fresh eyes rekindled the child-like wonder of the experience in me. Everyone was so inquisitive and it made for such a sweet trip.
We began at the Salt Rock trailhead and hiked a total of two miles on a twisting network of trails. Since most everyone had borrowed gear, packs were quite heavy, but everyone did a great job hiking into camp. Our wide-open campsite had a large shelter and was close to a water source, making it ideal for a beginner trip.
|Hiking down the trail into camp|
Even though it's early September, the night was cold so we warmed up around a campfire. We forgot to bring marshmallows for the s'mores, so we improvised using what we had in our packs- peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter melted between toasted (or slightly burned) graham crackers over the fire. Delicious! I'm never bothering with marshmallows again.
|Graham crackers + chocolate + peanut butter goodness|