Sabbath morning started with breakfast and then a hike along the trails, identifying trees and cacti and practicing map skills. After lunch the Pathfinders led out the church service and an afternoon game of Bible charades. Our afternoon hike was along the river, looking at animal tracks and enjoying a brief encounter with an Eastern Hognose Snake, which can puff and flatten its body to appear more dangerous. We also took a dark night hike to listen to the sounds of nature and study the stars and planets.
Sunday morning was up bright and early for breakfast, then casting animal tracks down by the river. While the casts were setting, there was plenty of time for a few games in the field. Packing up we had a bit of competition - who could tear down and pack their tent quickest. The wind played a bit of a spoiler role, but everything was packed up and loaded in no time. It was a great weekend to build friendships, to practice working together, and to encounter God in nature.