Friday, September 14, 2007

The Trek Up the Mountain

By now, I’m sure those who were not somehow connected to this expedition have some questions loaded up waiting for answers, so I'll try to provide a few:

What exactly are we talking about? The 10th annual Knights of the Altar Boys’ Camp. The camp was held this year deep in the Colorado mountains above Taylor reservoir approximately forty miles from Gunnison.

Over fifty Catholic men and boys? The camp attracts people from California, Idaho, Nebraska, and New York, just to name a few states.

What exactly were you doing? The entire camp, with very few exceptions, hiked two miles across Rocky Mountain wilderness, then climbed up another thousand feet carrying a several hundred pound tree while saying the Stations of the Cross.

Why exactly did you do it? As the adage goes, “For some, no explanation is necessary, for others, no explanation will suffice.” It just so happened we all belonged to the former.

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