Scouts in attendance: Nick, Nick Jr, Mike, Jason, Owen, Finnegan, Jeremy, Jason
Adults in attendance: Howie, Ronak , Dhruv ( behind the camera)
We had a gorgeous weekend to kick off the 2017-2018 hike season.
A special treat was the return of Troop Alumnus & Life Scout Ronak Chawda
following his graduation from University of Buffalo.
On the far side of the lake is the dam that Troop 4 Scouts are always
challenged to clamber up (on the dry side face) ( as seen on prior hikes).
Troop 4 campfire tradition has always been "back rests" ---
the bigger the better!
Back rests in place, fire ring lined with rocks, wood collected, & tarps set up...
Now it's time to relax & wait for evening to start the fires for dinner...
followed by a cheerful campfire of Troop 4 favorite songs & cheers.
After breakfast & site restoration to "leave nothing but footprints",
it was back on the trail to walk out to the pick up spot
"taking nothing but memories & photographs".