With 18 Catholic students from Spain walking alongside them, Mormon youths of the Pleasant Grove Utah Stake had a unique handcart trek in Wyoming over Pioneer Day week in July. Friendships and understanding grew out of the experience at Martin's Cove, Rocky Ridge and Rock Creek Hollow.
The trek was one of various activities over several weeks for students, ages 14-18, most from the Medio Ambiente Maristas School in Burgos, Spain, visiting Utah under a program directed by Don and Ra'Shelle Wilson.
The Wilsons, who have been involved for six years in the program hosting students from the school for the summer, are members of the Pleasant Grove stake. When they heard about their stake's handcart trek, they arranged for the visitors to go along. A different group of students come to Utah each summer to study English and learn about America.