I decided to post all the pictures I had from my trip. I was not going to do this originally, since there were some pretty bad quality ones. But I decided to do this so you can get a better idea of what my crew was like. Some of these are not the best quality, (they might be blurry or dark) but they give you a good idea of what happened.
Thanks to NCOBS for letting me use the photos that Jen and Katie took!
If you click on the pictures they will get bigger so you can see everything better. 🙂
I’m the purple blob sitting down to the right of the bent over purple blob.
Those are my knees on the right…
If you click on this picture to make it larger, you will be able to see “Brett J” written on the duck tape on the backpack in the lower right corner of this picture. 😀
That’s me right out in front. This is a couple of minutes after Bruce pulled me over the wall, while we were waiting for everyone else to get over it.
That’s me right in the front again. This was right before we moved on.
That’s my backpack in the lower left corner. The one with the blue bandana hanging on it. 🙂
If you can’t find me here, I’ve got a quick tip for you. Look for the shortest kid in the entire row. You’ve found me! 😀
I’m in the very back in this one – if you make the picture bigger you can see my watch and purple shirt behind Rebecca’s left hand.
I got to those rocks and I had my camera in my pocket. I pulled it out and took a couple of pictures, then turned and saw five people standing next to me with their cameras in hand. 😀
We had gotten to where we were so tired, we could fall asleep sitting up.
And if we couldn’t fall asleep sitting up, it didn’t matter how uncomfortable the surface was. If we laid down, we were asleep. 😀
See those two roads in the picture? The one on the right is the one we crossed earlier in the trip. Not the same spot, but the same road.
I sat in that empty spot between Bruce and Tullia. That green bowl and the water bottle sitting there are mine. 🙂 With this picture you can see how close we all sat during dinner – most of the time we had three people to a mat. There were a couple of times that there were only two, and if someone saw you sitting by yourself they would come sit by you “so you would not get lonely”.
In this photo you can see a lot of our cooking supplies. The knife is on the ground to Rebecca’s left – you can see the white handle and the blade in its sheath. The two large pots and their lids are in front of her, with the spoon and one of the pot grips in the lid of the second one. The stoves are right above and underneath the watermark – the triangular stands with the round fuel holders in the middle.
They put Tullia’s heart shaped glasses on him so he could look at the world through the eyes of love. Don’t ask. LOL
At this point Tullia, Kayce, Sarah Margaret and Katie had come back, since they had dropped off their weight at the bottom. Tullia insisted on taking my pack, and I did not protest too much. 🙂
I don’t know why these photos are so dark – it was still light enough to see pretty easily at this point.
I don’t know when this happened…
This was the dinner that I was supposed to make…
I guess they were tired after helping Ben? They didn’t even have their heads on the mat. LOL
That’s me in the pink on the left.
I was going to the bathroom when they were doing this. 😀 If you look at Tullia’s feet, (red helmet, purple pants) you can see the ugly, nasty booties that we had to wear for the river. (They were so gross!!)
I saw this photo and it made me smile, because this is just so Ben. I don’t know how to explain it, but that expression is just Ben.
I was scared to death for this. We had to swim right into that big white spot, then turn and get into the right position. After letting the current take you downstream a bit, you had to swim against the current to get back close to where we started.
I made it! 🙂
Those big blue jugs held our water for those three days.
This is probably one of my favorite pictures of us from our entire trip…
I was going to the bathroom for this too… By the time I got back it was time to move on again.
I thought I did a really good job with my tarp, considering that I only had four strings!
The horrible ducky suits…
A Bush Push is where you are walking on either a really overgrown trail, or no trail at all. This was like a deer path. As long as I kept my nose less than an inch away from Bruce’s backpack, I was fine! (Everyone else had so much stuff in their faces… :))
We had a couple of creeks to cross this day…
The clouds started coming in…
They started getting thicker…
Bruce is laughing at Luke and Bobby because they had their Hot Chocolate as powder. 😀
Davis and Grant, on the right, are two of Colter’s crewmates.
These are the cards we used to rate where we thought we stood. Each card has one of the things that we had to do on it, and we would put them either in Training, Main, or Final. Or somewhere in between.
This was somewhere in the beginning of the trip, because none of the cards are even in Main yet. I think it was day three…
Blister care definitely was one of the more advanced ones. We all knew how to take care of blisters by then!
It made me laugh to see that hunger management was one of the more advanced ones. Bobby’s reason for putting it there? “We all say when we are hungry, and we generally pull out snack when someone says they are hungry. Because by then most of us are too.”
So that was my trip in pictures. I’ll try to remember to update the page with links to the appropriate part as I go. 🙂