Saturday, June 9, 2012

WSC Senior Trip to the Grand Canyon

The WSC Senior Trip returned saw two major developments this year.  First, the rafting element changed to tubing, which proved to be immensely popular with the boys.  Second, not a single boy did the short hike.  That's right, all fifty-one boys who hiked (two were injured and couldn't hike) did the long hike this year, the first time in anyone's memory that this happened!  And by long hike, I'm of course referring to the descent from the rim of the canyon, to the bottom, and then all the way back up in one day.  Fitting that this particular class, which has been so unified in and out of the classroom, rallied everyone on this difficult journey.  Thanks to Ryan for these photos, and to all the boys for their contributions to Webb over the last four years.

 The Canyon in the early morning light.

 Boys begin their descent.

 To get a sense for the scale of the canyon, enlarge this photo and take a look at the boys zig-zagging down the trail.

 This bridge crosses the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon.

 Understandably, we don't have too many pictures of the boys on the way up.  But you can tell by the expressions on Ben's and Justin's faces as they approach the rim that it was a journey well worth celebrating. Congratulations Class of 2012!

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