Bonticou Crag

Originally posted on the Cap Corps Blog

Have you ever heard of a Rock Scramble? What do you think of? Keep that image in your head, because it’s probably similar to the image that Val, Sam, and I had on the day we went hiking in New Paltz.

This is what a Rock Scramble is. The Lady CCVs (minus Amanda) were not expecting this. Fr. Tomás was not expecting this either. Once we got started we realized how difficult this part of the hike was going to be. However, it was much harder to go back down than it was to keep going.
This is a view of the Rock Scramble from the top of Bonticou Crag.
As we climbed over boulders, and worked our way through the scramble, we worked together. There was no way we were getting out of that rock scramble without relying on one another. There were a few parts of the climb that were very difficult. It was in those moments that we talked each other through each step and gave each other a hand when needed (quite literally).
This was a team building experience like no other. I don’t think any of us thought we would be bonding so much during this little hike to Bonticou Crag.
The end result was amazing though. The view from the top of Bonticou Crag made it all worth it. We were all grateful for the experience, and the team building that took place.
God is Good.
Love and Prayers,
Mary
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