Year 10 spent 6th - 8th June camping and hiking in and around Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Afternoon thunderstorms did not stop the intrepid troop from climbing and hiking for four hours the first evening. The rain came hard when students returned to camp but fortunately the local guide, Vano, successfully moved the shashlik dinner into the ranger cabin and cooked it in the fireplace there. The next morning, the group collected, cut and split enough downed wood to ensure a proper marshmallow toasting fire for the evening. They hiked into Atskura, climbed up to the ancient fortress then came down to the river to visit a newly developed organic farm. They ate a fresh vegetable meal that lasted through the afternoon. Hannah, Yasha, Modris and Mr. Comar even spent a little time putting seed potatoes in the ground and were promised the honour of harvesting them in September. Fresh churchkhela in hand, the group strolled along the river back to camp and successfully cooked at the fire and enjoyed ate marshmallows. Upon returning to BIST after their adventures, the campers already started talking about next year’s plans for a trip deeper into the park.