Recently a gentleman shared with Wilderness Trails his fond memories of a backpacking trip he took with Wilderness Trails in 1997. This is a perfect example of the life changing power of camp and the ability this experience has to transform a life.
“…the hike continued on over the next week and my pack began to feel like a part of me. Something was happening to me. I was accomplishing something! I was enjoying myself. I was LIVING!! I was getting to actually not just know God, but actually getting the chance to APPRECIATE the beauty He created for us like I never had before. And I was doing it with people who cared about me, not for who I was, not my issues, my problems, but because I was a child of God. Because they somehow loved me without knowing me. Because I was special. And I actually felt that way, maybe for the first time in a long time. This was something, a memory, an experience that God, with the help of a program called Wilderness Trails and it’s staff had given to me. This is one of those memories that will last forever. Something I can carry with me for the rest of my life.”
What are your kids doing for the summer vacation from school? I was reading that Sasha and Malia Obama’s fabulous summer vacation includes foreign travel, the Eiffel Tower, Rome, the Pantheon and the Kremlin, concerts, and being free from school routines. They also spent time volunteering at Fort McNair in Virginia, where the girls helped stuff backpacks with books and toys for the children of military families. But the presidential family limits their television and computers all day until just before bedtime, which is early for the girls even during summer vacation.
While we don’t have opportunities to tour Paris and Rome, I think that kids along the wild Klamath River have better opportunities in some ways. . . .
Read the rest: Things to do, places to go, and summer reading on the wild Klamath River
It is surprising how many people you’ll meet on Happy Camp’s Town Trail. When we hike the trail, we nearly always run into someone. It may be Forest Service employees getting into shape for backwoods exertion, teachers, friends, or teenagers.
Yreka – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public to be especially wary and vigilant during Autumn months. The marijuana harvest season is fast approaching and conflicts between the public and those conducting illegal growing operations on both public and private lands are possible.