Crow’s Nest: A Hike of their Own, Part 2
[The story continues… since this is a weblog you’ll have to scroll down to read the earlier part of the story.]
Nina said, “What?” and no reply came back.
At this point, Nina and Lily started freaking out a little. [Editor’s Note: That’s the description from one of the other kids, not from me.] Joy said, “Molly said ‘Only talk to me if it’s an emergency or if you’re updating me.’ So if this is a test we could tell her Lily fell and broke her leg.”
Still no response. We tried everything. So we sort of gave up. We decided if we got lost it would be okay. Joy and Nina knew safe plants to eat. And it would be ok (no, we mean fun) to live in the wild. Nina was planning to make a bow so she could hunt deer. [Editor’s Note: They were literally still within sight of the house of a Crow’s Nest staff person.]
Declan suggested we just go down the hill on the path and turn right [Editor’s Note: …which was the planned route] so we did that. Walking in the woods was really peaceful and we saw lots of cool things.
Soon we got to Mine Run. We were able to get there much quicker without any adults. AJ, Mikey, Declan, and Larsson went to catch crayfish. Nina tried Molly on the radio hoping for an answer…a voice came through! “Have fun” it said. MOLLY at last! [Editor’s Note: It had MAYBE been fifteen minutes.] So Lily, Joy, and Nina told her about what happened so far.
We took a few selfies with the camera and then Lily started taking a video walking through the water. She knew to be careful because the camera was “water resistant” not “water proof” by she fell in the water anyway. The good part—it was on video and the camera didn’t get wet. The bad part—Lily got very wet![To be continued…]