Doug and Kelley's Eliteam Blog

Adventure Hike- The tickle turned into a pinch


Coach Devon: My highlight today was hearing Max explain that “everyone thinks this is suffering, but honestly I think this is a lot of fun”
Also, we had some awesome archery teams today: cactus evergreen, terrific targets, eagle eyes, yellow jackets and spud
Coach Tasha: I loved hearing the boys in my hiking group sing The Climb by Miley Cyrus.
Also, I laughed when Ben exclaimed “I’m tiny let me ride the whole way up” regarding the slosh pipe suffer throne.
Coach Morgan: I was inspired when Franky pushed her limits and carried the throne of struggle every time.
Coach Jess: Hearing Aiden say that “the tickle is turning into more of a pinch” and Finn later in the hike exclaim that “I didn’t know how high Sugarbush was until we hiked it!”
Coach Doug: Watching Zach introduce Devon into the pond by “escorting” (throwing) her in.


What did you think of the adventure hike today?
Emily: I thought it was  very hot and tiring but when you got to the top it was worth it.
Alyssa: I thought it was fun but also a struggle.
Maddie: Challenging but interesting in a good way.
Alice: Tiring.
Corriann: A good workout
Casey: It was both fun and challenging.
Ellie: I thought it was hard but fun!
Pippa: I thought the adventure hike was fun but challenging at the same time.
Lily: Definitely challenging, especially the hard core hike. But the challenges made it very fun and I ended up forgetting about the struggle.
Will: I definitely liked the hike today because it made me dig deep and push to the top.
Connor: I thought it was very painful and difficult. I had to really push myself.
Max: It was awesome! The struggle was tough but the reward was better.
Charlie: It was intense.
Teddy: It made me suffer, therefore made me stronger. Also it was a LONG hike.
Owen: It was a challenge that helped bring your confidence up.
Ben R: It was great except for the part where my feet really hurt because I was pushing my limits!
Graham: It was challenging but worth it after reaching the top.
Gavin: It was a challenge but it was totally worth it.

What was your favorite part of the adventure hike?
Emily: The chairlift on the way down was awesome and had a great view.
Alyssa: My favorite part was sitting on the slosh pipes.
Maddie: Getting a “shower”
Alice: Getting carried on the slosh pipes.
Corriann: The challenges.
Casey: My favorite part was when I was lifted off the ground while sitting on the slosh pipes.
Ellie: When I got carried on the slosh pipe and board. Now that…..was FUN!
Pippa: My favorite part of the adventure hike was going back down on the chairlift.
Lily: I loved being at the top after the hardcore hike.
Will: Probably running down from the top to the chair lift, down Jesters.
Connor: It was the steep part of the hike because it was so grueling and fun.
Max: The view from the top because it was so rewarding to look down.
Charlie: Dumping the slosh pipes and reaching the top!
Teddy: Getting to the bottom.
Owen: The chair lift down!
Ben R: The food and the ride down. The view was great.
Graham: Reaching the top.
Gavin: Getting carried on the platform we built.

What make you laugh today, during the hike?
Emily: When we were lifting each other up on the slosh pipes.
Alyssa: When we lifted Morgan.
Maddie: The team songs and team names.
Casey: When we all carried Morgan on the slosh pipes.
Ellie: When a water bottle hit me in the stomach. hehe :)
Pippa: I laughed when Tasha started singing songs.
Lily: What made me laugh was our team name “lamadama ticklet”
Will: Throwing water balloons at Dan, Christian and Zach at the lodge. I also laughed during the water ballon toss, when they hit the ground and didn’t pop.
Connor: When Jéfe was in our pledge.
Max: Being on the carrier.
Charlie: When Doug said we were going up Organ Grinder…then I realized he wasn’t kidding.
Teddy: Jake from state farm.
Owen: Our team name WebeTaco.
Ben R: Ben G. getting soaked by the slosh pipe.
Graham: Being carried up.
Gavin: Being carried up.

What was the hardest part of the adventure hike and what helped you get through the struggle?
Madelyn: The hardest part was the second part of the hike because I thought we were going to be done after we ate lunch. I got through the struggle by thinking about how nice it would feel to take the chair lift down
Mayson: I struggled when carrying the slosh pipes and during the second part of the hike. Remembering that I was always getting closer to the top helped me get through the struggle.
Winter: The second part of the hike was the hardest because my legs were burning. I remembered the feeling in my legs when I rested while taking water breaks and knew that as soon as I got to the top my legs would feel like that again.
Emily M.: The most difficult parts of the hike for me were the beginning and end because they were both really steep. During the homestretch I just kept telling myself that we were almost there and that helped me get through the struggle.
Addie: Hiking up Organ Grinder (the second part of the hike) was when I struggled the most. I remembered to keep breathing and just took one step at a time.

2018 Camp Dates

ELITEAM Clinic: June 25-26
Lake Tahoe @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $200

World Cup 1: July 9-14

World Cup 2: July 16-21
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $1275

Europa Cup: July 25-28
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 8-11
Rate: $800

Girls Power Camp: August 1-4
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $850