Monday, June 27, 2011

Adventures in the Mountains...and in the Valleys



The second week of TMI's Mountain Adventures Summer Camp is in full swing! As I write this, the campers have probably just finished orienteering to the summit of Spruce Knob, the highest peak in the state, and are now languidly lying around the grassy summit eating lunch or climbing boulders.

The first week of camp wrapped up on Saturday. Ten campers, two instructors, and Claudia, our long-time camper-turned-intern started the week off with an overnight paddle through a section of the S. Branch of the Potomac River. They also pranced across the high ropes course at Camp Hidden Meadow in the East Fork of the Greenbrier Valley, swam in Seneca Creek, and zipped through the tree canopy high above the North Fork Valley at Nelson Rocks Preserve (top picture).

Tomorrow, campers head into the Seneca Creek Backcountry for a two night trip through beautiful high elevation Red Spruce forests.

For more information on TMI's Mountain Adventures Summer Camp, check out www.mountain.org/summercamp

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