Saturday, June 23, 2007

Pioneer Trek

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Parley and I went with the youth at church on a Pioneer Trek. It was pretty cool. There were about 280 kids and about 60 adults. Each "family" had a handcart they loaded their stuff into and pulled/pushed it along the trail. We camped each night under the stars (no tents). It was a good way for most of these kids to remember what their pioneer ancestors went through coming to Utah about 150 years ago. In the top picture the first group (there were three groups) stopped in this field to have Parley and I give a little vignette on a pioneer person and what their personal story was. In the top picture, that's me sitting on the stump in the lower left hand corner with Parley standing behind me in a blue shirt. In the next picture they are sitting listening to Parley and I. You can see the handcarts loaded with their stuff.
p.s. If you click on the picture, it makes it bigger to see better.