While I enjoyed trekking with the base campers, the last couple treks have been to teams that I had trouble understanding what they stood for. Probably because didn't know the native language spoken by most of the chrunchers. I consider never having become fluent in a second language a shortcoming on my part but I don't have any left over time and intellectual energy these days to try and learn. And, I just like hanging out with all you guys.
But I think I might go on a solo trek over to the Christian Crunchers for a week or so. They are a really small group of six members with a great theme: "Exploring the universe God created and searching for cures to display His compassion." They don't have a web site so my plan is to join their team so I can send emails to the captain and see if I can strike up a conversation and find out a little about what I suspect are some very interesting folks. I'm guessing a group from a small church somewhere. I tried this back in Oct 2011 and never got a response but feel compelled to try it again. So, never fear, I'll be back soon.