Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Boonie Stomping

We went on our first Boonie Stomp (professionally led hike through the jungle) over the weekend. The hike was advertised as Medium/Difficult/3 hours for 2 miles to Alutom Falls.
Its been rainy for the past couple of weeks so the trail was muddy and slippery and the waterfall emptied into muddy, cold water but it was still a reward to see after all the work it took to get there.
Both kids cried. Rya cried at the top of the waterfall because she was too scared to jump but it was too dangerous to try to climb back down so after about 30 minutes of drama Trent eventually had to throw her off. This caused even more drama and probably trust issues and some emotional trauma. Currier cried on the way back because most of the hike was uphill in mud and he was "sooooo tired"! Even so, both kids proclaimed that they couldn't wait to do another Boonie Stomp. 

Note to self: Next time bring tissues, more water and a change of socks. 

No comments: