Woke up at Darnell Fams to the sound of birds and insects, but muffled by the sweet song of the flowing camp side river. A great night of sleep with nature’s white noise. Last night, we dodged the bullet of distant thunderstorms, which threatened our position, but thankfully never arrived, other than a slight, and light drizzle. Fog shrouded the distant mountains as we prepared a quick breakfast of oatmeal, hot chocolate, and pot tarts. It is quite a scout phenomenon to observe the fastest, most efficient line up in the history of the troop as Pop Tarts were distributed.
Today’s outing was to the Pigeon River Zip Line Tours for a truly exciting day of zip lining in and around the Pigeon River. Our tour was the Pigeon Express Tour, including 7 zips, and 3 sky bridges, with names like Jenga Tower, Tipping Tower, Stairway to Heavan, Spagetti Junction, and Eye of the Needle.
At dinner time, we loaded up our trusty church bus for the short drive back to Bryson City. In this quaint little mountain town, we hit an old troop favorite, “Anthony’s” for pizza and pasta. Crossing the tracks of the Smoky Mountain Railroad, we listened to a little bluegrass concert on the way to a favorite of the boys. Ice cream!
The evening activity consisted of ultimate Frisbee after the cancellation of the Spoon Bombing game? Also, at the Farm, we were able to put together a nice, but roaring troop campfire which was enjoyed after an exciting day on the zip lines!