Lums Pond Campout
Mike: Our trip from June 20 to 22 was to Lums Pond State Park, Delaware. This was Troop 48's first time ever camping in Delaware. We did a 10 mile hike around Lums Pond, found evidance of beavers, canoed in the lake, and checked out the only battlefield in Delaware - Coochs Bridge Battlefield.
Loving the Lums Pond Trip
By Magnus P.
Our campsite was a nice, big area, with a back trail behind it. We went in there to do some exploring, but we didn’t make it so far due to some area in the back smelling weird. Anyway, we started our hike, and we were hiking around a big lake, and while we were hiking, we went on a loop off to the side of the lake that was a mile long. There were a few muddy spots on that loop, and in the whole hike altogether. We came across a docking area with a few paddle boats there, and that’s when it started to drizzle a bit. After that, we crossed a bridge with a zip line string on the other side of it. And then, there was a big obstacle course in the trees. I thought that was awesome looking. After that, and after hiking through the woods for a bit more time, we hiked by people who were playing Frisbee golf. Then, we reached a pavilion-like structure and waited there for a bit so everyone could catch up. When everyone got there, we continued past a picnic area and into the woods, which were swampier than the last part of woods we were in. After a while of that, we got to a clearing where the lake and forest met, and there was a bench there with a tree branch slightly over it. That scene was a really nice one, and most of us got pictures on it. After that, we kept on hiking until we got to a dock. I could see the other docks on the other side of the lake that had the paddle boats in them. And the lake looked pretty big and long. After our hike, we got back to our camp and then organized a game of Manhunt It lasted a long time, and it was pretty epic. After that long game, we All went to bed, and left the next morning.