Starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the youths, ages 14 – 18, trekked across 22 miles in Land Between the Lakes while hauling handcarts with limited provisions on board, after assembling said carts, said Christie Wall, one of the coordinators.
“These youth will walk all day, and camp out in the great out doors at night. They will be dressed in period clothing and will be pulling handcarts with their limited provisions on board,” said Wall before the trek. “It is sure to be an amazing experience for them.”
Cory Carrico, another coordinator, said that while they didn’t have to cross any streams or rivers, there were some washes they had to cross, as well as some downed trees.
The 67 youths were not allowed cell phones or other modern devices, and they weren’t allowed any modern snacks on the way, either.
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