We just returned from our annual Swamp Thing Backpacking Trip with 18 brave swamp hikers (a new record)!
It was a trip full of firsts & new records... our first time having a record setting 18 participants... our first time having a swamp hiker as young as 10 years old... our first time having a pregnant swamp hiker (2 months along)... our first time having a non-emergency (almost emergency) evacuation... our first time meeting a stranger in the wilderness that hikes in a tennis skirt and goes by the trail name of "Twig"... our first time adding hiking poles to our swamp hike... our most participated gator hole swimming excursion... a new swamp romp 50 yard dash champion... and probably some other firsts that I'll remember after this post.
It was a phenomenal adveture with an extremely fun group of people! In fact, a couple day hikers going in the opposite direction loved our enthusiasm so much that they stopped me to ask about our group and how they can join our ministry.
I'll be sharing more pics and stories throughout the week. This trip was an INSTANT CLASSIC!
Thank you to all of our donors and supporters who make events like this possible! You're helping make an impact & difference one trip at a time!
All glory to God!
SWAMP THING 2022
(more pics on the way!)