Today was devoted to Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts and the North Country Trail
The troop- 5th and 6th graders- from Ravenna was looking for someone to come talk to them about hiking, and specifically how to be prepared for day hikes.
I said I'd do it, and I sure had a good time. The troop wants to take on the challenge of 50 miles on the NCT in this next year for a patch. I think I talked too much, but the girls seemed to enjoy seeing all the gear, and they listened very attentively. I was impressed.
I couldn't both talk and get any action shots, but I did have someone take a group picture afterwards.
If you are wondering why I wore the "Bad Decisions Make Good Stories" t-shirt, that was my kickoff line. Sometimes we end up with funny stories to bring home and tell, but sometimes we end up with really bad things happening. My mantra is plan, plan, plan, and plan some more. I think I hammered that message home.
Anyway, we did a list of 10 things to take even on a day hike, and 10 things to do before you go.
Now I'm home, and I have to put all that stuff away again. But it was worth it.
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