Lucky me, I got to spend my weekend in the great outdoors in North Carolina!
The fall colors are pretty perfect up there. We went to the same place as where I took another PE backpacking group last fall. Thankfully it wasn't quite as chilly, but we did have a pretty thunderous storm in the middle of the night. (a big enough storm to keep me awake worrying about the safety of our spread out camp...)
Some time around 3 a.m. I heard "Elly! Elly!" ..... My immediate response, "Just get inside the tent! It's not safe out there!" Turns out, one of the girls' tents got flooded. The fly blew off their tent and left them in standing water inside the tent. The two of them joined our three person tent to stay semi dry and warmish. Made for an even longer night. Thankfully the storming stopped come morning and we were able to pack up and head out without rain.
All in all, the scenery was beautiful and we had a great group of students.