Delaware Water Gap
By Luke S.
Early this past summer I had the privilege of going backpacking with Dan, KP, Jif, Pranav, and Don. Our fearless leaders for this trip were, of course, Mike and Tom. In addition, we were pleased to have Jeremy accompany us on this backpacking trip. Jeremy is a fine leader and really cool guy. I’d like to compare him to a male version of Snow White, if one existed. Jeremy is one with nature and animals. A deer, a doe, I believe, walked right up to Jeremy! Jeremy can also be called Nature Man. Perhaps that is a more fitting title than Mr. Snow White. He sleeps right out in the open, not worrying about a thing and not being burdened with carrying a tent, putting it up, putting it away, and carrying it again. Jeremy also let us hike at a fast pace and stayed with us, figuring that those going at a slower pace would catch up eventually. Thanks, Nature Man. Come join us again anytime! We went to SunFish Pond and we hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail. This was yet another fun filled and exciting backpacking adventure on the road to preparing us for our main event, backpacking in The Grand Tetons of Wyoming. We all certainly had the chance to break in any new hiking boots! The views were great with the Delaware River in sight. I’m not sure how many miles we backpacked on this particular trip. I can tell you that the views were beautiful and that the grass was really, really high! Try pitching your tent in a mountain of yarn and try even harder not to lose anything in that tall, tall grass. In addition to that tall grass, there were huge rocks all over the place. The rocks made good seats and tables for cooking. See for yourself and take a look at the pictures of our trip on the Troop 48 website.