Showing posts from June, 2011

New Adventure :)

So... I found out on Monday that they shut down the Valle Vidal (Vi-yay Vid-all). That's the name of the area that covers Seally Canyon, and 2 other camps. Because we are not on Philmont property, we are a part of the Carson National Forrest, they have control over who uses the land, and have warned us for a while now that we might be kicked out

New Mexico has been going through a terrible drought, and with the 4th of July so close, they decided to close down the Valle early.

I was "on days" saturday, sunday, and monday, and found out the news on Monday night. News travels fast! And I had a lot of people saying, "Hey! Did you hear that you lost your job? Where are you going to go?" I found out today: I am assigned to a camp called Head of Dean, more commonly known as Hod. It's a challenge course/team building camp. It's near the base of Baldy Mountain (Philmont's largest mountain), and I hear it's really pretty. All of my fellow staff members have…

I Have Photos!

So I don't have that many. I can't upload mine with the reception here, so these are picture's my CD took.

Here's the rattlesnake we found last... week. I can't keep track of the days of the week. This 9 days on 3 days off thing totally screws up my mental clock.
Anyways, we ate it. Normally we shouldn't kill a snake, but it was right in the middle of our camp, and we felt threatened. By the way, it tastes like really tough chicken.

This is my CD's hand, next to a bear print we found down the road from us. Yet I still haven't seen a single bear! I haven't even heard one. Only seen the prints.

Home Sweet Home! This is the mongolian style yurt. This is where we spend the majority of our time. We read, sleep, cook, eat, and occasionally get some work done. See the ridge in the backround (picture don't do it justice)? I love hiking up there. It's the only place to get reception, and it has a gorgeous view of Badly and Little Costilla, the biggest mo…

Seally Canyon

I'm back from my first week at Seally Canyon! I won't lie, it was a very hard week. I have basically been put into a new family, and I'm having to learn what everyone is like, and how best to interact with them everyday. I know what you're thinking, "Welcome to college life!". Except that in college all my roommates will smell good (hopefully), and wear clean clothes everyday.

I'm liking my fellow staffers more and more everyday, and I know I will enjoy spending the summer with them. We have a fellow Texan, a guy from Michigan, another from Pheonix AZ, and my CD (Camp Director) is from Virginia, so we have a good mix. They all love talking to me about the church, and I'm surprised by how much they already know.

So for the past week we have been settling in. Filling out orders for missing things, rearranging and organizing the yurt (a yurt is like a mongolian Teepee), and working on our summer program. We've also been exploring our Area of Responsibi…