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Troop 514: Rock Climbing above Anthony Lake, OR

Troop 514 recently enjoyed its annual rock climbing event.  We leave early Saturday morning and drive to Anthony Lake, a delightful alpine lake less than an hour distance.  We then backpack up to a higher lake where we camp.  The boys day hike and then cook a variety on one pot meals as patrols.  In the morning, under the guidance of experienced climbers, the Scouts enjoy excellent rock climbing and rappelling,  The first time Scouts are usually a bit tentative in their approach to the granite wall, but after they try it once, they are exuberantly head up again, pleased with their new self confidence and sense of adventure.

Anthony lake, Union County

Troop 514, learning to rappel

Troop 514 rock climbing

Troop 514, finding traction

Troop 514, climbing wall above Anthony and Hoffer Lakes


His Creation

“The creation is not a study, a roughed-in sketch; it is supremely, meticulously created….Even on the perfectly ordinary and clearly visible level, creation carries on with an intimacy unfathomable and apparently uncalled for.”  Annie Dillard,  Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek   

I love that phrase, “uncalled for.”  How can we doubt that a loving, purposeful God indeed created us for Himself?
Mt_Emily, La_Grande, Union_County

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