Decades ago, –
Notes on “solo night in the forest”
A bunch of us (about eleven of us) hiked into the forest in North Carolina,
This was teamwork. Some lead through the trail; others followed. And then we changed places. Hiked, walked, stopped, prepared tents, and some joined into the ‘ropes course’. Others hiked up the mountain, (‘rock scaling’ ) I called it mountain climbing since I’d never done things like this. And then, solo night…
Solo night in the forest … So there’s this branch and I hung my jacket and some things on the branch. Yes, I knew how to build my tent from scratch — with the tarps, string, stones and things but on solo night – this was my choice. I had waited all week just to be able to ‘sleep under the stars’. The weather was good, a little chilly but still good. Before this, I had never had the opportunity to sleep under the stars with nothing above my head… and then, ahh, anticipation for solo night on the forest trip.