On my second weekend, I was invited to go with ACMNP on a white water rafting trip followed by a hike up Bunsen Peak.

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks is a program that helps Christians get jobs in national parks and sponsors weekly spiritual services for all faiths. I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve met through my summers that have been involved, and how open they normally are.

Bunsen Peak was my first serious hike and definitely drained me, but the view was well worth it. I was astounded by the amount of snow up there midway through June.

Afterwards, we visited the small village outside of Mammoth Hot Springs where some employees live year round. I particularly enjoyed seeing the elementary school, and meeting some fun little kids.

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