On Saturday, March 19th, I went on a hike at Camp Timbercrest led by members of Friends of Timbercrest. Before we started the hike they talked to us about safety and the buddy system. Then we started on a the Lake Trail.
On the way we went over many streams on bridges. The leader of the hike stopped a few times to show us trees with good wood for starting fires. One was the hemlock and their fallen twigs make good tinder. The other was the yellow birch and their bark makes great fire starters. Though they made us promise never to take bark off a living tree.
When we made it to the new lean-tos called the Marys they taught us how to start a fire. It was tricky at first because the night before it rained so the wood was wet. But once we added the bark from the yellow birch tree we got the fire to go and keep going. We made s'mores after and some girls went down to the creek the site looked over.
After, we cleaned up we went the rest of the way around Keyser Lake. We had to move quickly because of the rain, but we made a quick stop because someone had spotted a salamander. We tried to make it back to Jackman before the rain but we didn't and had to run. The hike was one of the highlights of my stay at Camp Timbercrest and I would love to go on the trail again.
Cadette Girl Scout
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