Class of 2021 Conquers the Rock

9:00 a.m. – Met at 405 for breakfast, roll call, and divvying up rides.


11:30 a.m. – Arrived at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Packed lunch bags and then embarked on the climb. Some made it a tough race to the top; others took their time and enjoyed the view at different stops. Enchanted Rock looks like a straightforward climb, but its incline makes it a lot tougher than you’d think.


12:30 p.m. – Made it to the top—man, what a view! After eating an assortment of sandwiches and chips and a little apple-splitting competition, we divided into two groups to get ready for the…


1:30 p.m. – CAVES! Dark and damp from the rain, the caves are a challenge to get through (warning: not for the claustrophobic), but they’re great for the adventurous-at-heart. We crawled through the darkness, one step at a time, and eventually found our way back into the light.


3:30 p.m. – Said goodbye to Enchanted Rock after many group pictures and headed off to Longhorn Lodge! To make the ride over more fun, each car was challenged to make their own lip sync music video to songs like “You’re Welcome,” “Circle of Life,” “What Does the Fox Say,” “Everything is Awesome,” and “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”


4:30 p.m. – Introduced the freshmen to Longhorn Lodge, with board games, another nice view of the Lake, and yummy pulled pork burgers for dinner.


7:00 p.m. – Transitioned over to Longhorn Gym—fitted for volleyball, basketball, and now  Archery Tag! Strapped with new, legit-looking gear, we battled each other for multiple rounds. Definitely a keeper!

Tammy Huang