My Odyssey Essay: My Own Personal Odyssey

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My Own Personal Odyssey
As Mandy Hale said “Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” In the epic The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus embarks on his journey and takes on obstacles comparable to the ones my crew and I had to face at Philmont. Our crew faced obstacles like losing one of our adults comparable to when the Scylla ate six of his men. Most of the problems we had are very similar to his problems. Although my journey was on land and not water they are still comparable. On the first day on the trail we hiked about three miles to Bent camp for the first night out. This day we faced the challenge of adapting to the weight on our backs and altitude. This day was like Odysseus’ first day on the water. Our ranger taught us all of the essentials like bear bags and tent setup. Our ranger was like our Athena because he supported us and favored us over the other crews he had that summer. The next day we had the challenge of putting away our tents in the morning. We packed our backpacks and started the hike to Dan Beard. On the way there we face a lot of sun that burned our skin. This was like when Zeus Struck his ship because of the harsh rays. While we were there we did team building challenge courses. Where we built ourselves as a team. This really helped us for the next day. From there we went to Seally Canyon. On our way there we got lost like how Odysseus couldn 't tell directions to get home. Our ranger told us that there would be a windmill for
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