Discovering the Wilds of Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

It is Wilderness Discovery Camp. Five days based at Scales Campground with daily excursions covering approximately 30 miles of trail. They left no area unexplored, seeking new discoveries at every turn.

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A full camp of 8 guys and gals took on the challenge, come rain or shine, of traversing two wilderness areas and reaching the highest peak in the state of Virginia: Mount Rogers. They caught butterflies, salamanders, toads, aquatic insects, crawfish. Saw birds, wild ponies, experienced a multitude of trees and habitats, and learned map and compass skills.

Every evening before dinner, they documented their day in a journal with words and drawings then shared that with the group; each highlighting something special and unique. The rains that came did not deter this bunch. They huddled up in the walled tent for card games and conversation. This bunch was numero "UNO"!