Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hikes and Treks, Part 3

10th grade trek to Kedar Kantha.  I filled in for a teacher that had to leave for family reasons.  There were 17 students and 2 other adults on the trek.  We carried our personal gear, but had donkeys to carry our tents, food, and cooking equipment.  Oh yeah, we also had 6 people to cook for us and take care of the donkeys.  The kids were great and we had spectacular views the first 2 days, but on the day we summited, we had clouds and snow.  Some of the kids had not seen snow before, so despite the lack of views from the summit, but snow was a treat.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hikes and Treks

Now that the rains have receded, tis the season of hikes and treks.
Gregg and I joined the 3rd and 4th graders on their day to hike around Woodstock campus.   We made it down to Midlands Stream where the kids took water temperature readings before we hiked back up to have lunch at Ridgewood Field.  We took a different path back up, and ran into a bunch of nettles and leaches!  I think the kids enjoyed salting the leaches, and showing off their leach bites- leach bites take a long time to stop bleeding due to the anti-coagulant that they inject into their victim.