This past weekend, our youth group went to Ponca, Arkansas to float on the Buffalo River. It was a great trip and we had a ton of fun.
I wanted to document the trip with pictures, but was concerned about water damaging my nice camera, so I brought my old camera instead and carefully kept it wrapped inside a double layer of ziplock bags.
Unfortunately, when we went to hike to Hemmed-In-Hollow, I slipped on a rock and fell, jacking up my back and breaking the LCD display on my camera (once again causing me to reflect on the benefits and limitations of planning ahead).
Still, I was able to get some pictures of our trip. A few of them are posted below (you should be able to click on the pictures and see larger versions).
|Obligatory group photo in front of and on 1940s fire truck.|
|The part of the Buffalo we were floating was bordered by bluffs that were hundreds of feet tall.|
|Several from our group enjoyed jumping off of bluffs.|
|A closer look at the tops of some of the bluffs.|
|Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls, the highest waterfall between the Rockies and Appalachians (209 feet). My own fall took place just after taking this picture.|
We had a great weekend! It was great to spend time in such beautiful country, and I was reminded yet again that, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19.1).