Monday, April 13, 2009

camping in a forest fire!

Good Friday is always a big camping day for our Scout troop. This year they decided to backpack in the Big Thicket National Forest. The Lone Star Trail they were planning on taking Roger has been on several times and it is ALWAYS green; very very green.  Not this time. On Wednesday the Forest service did a controlled burn right where they were planning on hiking and camping. Did they let ashes and smoldering trees slow them down? NO, they did it anyway.  After all it was mostly out.
This picture is not smog it is smoke. 
Here you can see where the edge of the burn is.
These 2 pictures of my sons were taken on the last day of the camp; Saturday. Everyone was eager to take showers when they got home.
They had a great time; dirt doesn't bother boys!

Click on the photos to enlarge them and fully appreciate all the dirt!


Reed Stone said...

Andrew's picture should be titled "Boy Scout Refugee"

Carol said...

Those pictures really bring back memories of my own Boy Scout. A week-long camp in the jungle of Central Florida. The first trip to the shower room uncovered a rattlesnake taking refunge from the heat and humidity on the cool concrete. None of the boys attempted to take a shower for the duration of the trip. When I picked them up, we had to roll all the windows down because of the "dirty boy stink".

Patty Cake said...

Ooh, I bet that shower felt good!

Vicki said...

I am a scout mom too. and a quilter and longarmer. just remember you earn all those badges right along with them. LOL