Trip Start Jul 15, 2010
15Trip End Jul 28, 2010
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pikes peak state park
We had just hiked around Effigy and went to dinner and it was around 93 degrees and humid. We arrived at our campground and literally our spot was isolated from the whole camp and we were in a large meadow. We were all looking forward to a nice cool shower after our sticky day but we found out from campers that the well was broken! Great! Then one of our adult advisors told us about the bad weather that was coming our way. He sounded serious and when the adults started to huddle up in a group to talk alone and then went to the lodge, we knew it would be bad.
Josie and I began to freak out. As we set up our tent the mosquitoes ate us alive. We were tired, sticky, and now had to prepare for a bad night. We hatched down the tent and kept only our sleeping bags and a change of clothes inside. We piled emergency supplies like water and stakes near the door
We awoke with slighty more optimistic views. The water was back on, and we got in a quick shower before we packed up camp and it started to rain again.
Currently we're going to a small town 30 miles away to ride out on the Mississippi with three guides from the Northern Mississippi wildlife and bird refuge. We're going out on pool 9 ( the river is dammed and each water area between dams is called a pool and numbered). Hopefully it will stay dry. Then we have a 7 hour drive to Minnesota later today.
Hopefully tonight we can wash a few things and get cleaned up and charge all our devices up.
Definately a bit rougher than we hoped.