Awoke again riverside at Darnell Farms, with a misty fog covering the adjoin fields. We departed the “Outdoor Adventure Capitol of the Smokies”, Bryson City on the way to Deep Creek. It was a short drive to the Creek, and the troop anticipated the cold along the way. We rented some tubes, and hit the trail up to the tube launching point. To everyone's surprise, the water was not so bad. The boys enjoyed the refreshing river run after the approximately mile hike to launch. Their favorite activity was building up the dam area for an increased sluice velocity for the big falls on the run. The few casualties were Mr W, Mr. P, and Billy C. Minor ones at that, and smiles all around.
We arrived at Camp Daniel Boone by mid afternoon as the excitement mounted on the bus for entry into camp. When Dalton met us, it was a Wells family reunion, and he displayed his new status as camp counselor, impressing all. Camp photo, and campsite assignment followed, being assigned Chippewa site. Although a little bit more of a steep climb, it was great accomadations, and no complaints were noted that we were not in Sioux, the traditional site for 338.
Another cold swim followed in Lake Allen, then the troop settled into the week’s routine at summer camp.