Sunday, May 6, 2012
Hike #7: Blue Mountain Hike
We started with a talk about Earth Day, as this hike was the day before. We talked about Leave No Trace--we mention it on most hikes, and one of these days, it will stick!
Then we split them into buddies, gave them some paper, and told them to look for five interesting things on their hike.(BY2#1)
We hiked up the hill, over rocks and logs and streams. Then we broke through the trees and were at the top of the "mountain" and it was amazing! It's the highest point in HRM and we could see all around the city.
We let the girls spread out over the rocks and have their snacks and write/draw their interesting things. Then we all got into a circle and the girls shared their interesting things. They liked the clouds and climbing over the rocks; one girl knew about "root beer leaves", which I had never heard of. We found some along the rocks and when you split them in two, they smell just like root beer! They look like bay leaves to me, but they are certainly not bay leaves. We saw May flowers and one girl thought she saw a beaver dam.
I can't believe how awesome this trail is and how close it is to my house and that I'd never been on it before. I will definitely be doing this one again!