Once again, it’s time for our annual high school backpacking trip to Aneroid Lake! Here’s the plan: on Thursday, August 9th, we will meet in the church parking lot at 7:00 am, load gear into the vans, and head off. We’ll drive two and a half hours to the trail head and hopefully begin the 6.5 mile hike to Aneroid around 10:00 am. We will stay there for the next three nights and head back down the mountain Sunday, August 12th. We’ll grab a quick lunch at Safeway and be back in Walla Walla around 3:00 pm.
WHEN: August 9-12
WHERE: Aneroid Lake
COST: $45 + Food and Gear
As for modern conveniences, at the lake we’ll have an outhouse and a satellite phone (for emergencies only). All other needs must be packed in and out by each student.
While at the lake, we will take part in various activities including—but not limited to: rock climbing, caving, swimming, traversing snow-fields, summiting small peaks over 9000 ft., boating, fishing, napping, playing night games, and other camping-related fun. All of these activities are “challenge-by-choice,” and students will not be required to participate. However, they will be encouraged by leaders and peers to push themselves outside of their comfort zone. We do this to build relationships and break down walls. For many students and leaders, this trip is the highlight of the year. We expect everyone to have a lot of fun—and grow spiritually. Students will have daily times called “solos” where they find a spot in this beautiful valley to read their Bible and pray. We will also end each day discussing new truths about our Creator and His plans for us.