Gilgal Gazette Monday

The “Avoid Paintball” Hike

Keane R., Age 14

Tribe of Levi

In Teen Camp, there are two types of people: those who go paintballing and those who do not. I was one who did not. The people that don’t go paintballing go on a hike, on the Indian Ladder Trail. The drive to the hike was pretty boring, so I’m not going to write about it. When we got there, we had to go down a huge flight of stairs it was fun because we would jump down flights at a time. In the beginning of the hike we were awestruck by how beautiful the scenery was! The small cities and fields in the valley made us feel really big. We were singing the whole hike when we stumbled upon a really big, dark cave. We went really far in the cave but we couldn’t go any farther because it got too dark and I hit my head on a stalactite. After eating a few wild berries and more walking we found a waterfall. It was really fun to run under it and I got soaking wet. Sadly, the walk came to an end… But then we went back the way we came! The Indian Ladder Trail made me think about how God designed everything with every little detail. And in the end, I’m glad I didn’t go paintballing!