June 30th, 2016

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Laughery Valley Twenty-Miler

The dreaded, er, much anticipated twenty-mile hike was upon us. Don drove our Hiking Merit Badge group on over to Wilderstead Tuesday evening and we moved into the cabin. We played a game of Hearts. We talked over the next day's route. The boys were ready for an early night, which was great. I told them I would get them up at 6:00 the next morning so we could make an early start of it.

I got up at 5:30 and made coffee, then heated water for oatmeal. I got the others up at 6:00 and we ate a quick, hot breakfast. We readied our gear and made assignments. It was Logan's turn to be the hike leader -- a big responsibility, and he the youngest of the three Scouts. Andrew got the mapigator job. That left Matt and the two adults, Don and Art.

Up and At 'Em

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