We finally did it! Sunshine and Girls Outside at the UT Arboretum.

 

P1010287Well, you know what they say, “Third times the charm.”  After two previous attempts were rained out for hiking at the UT Arboretum, 9 intrepid young ladies and four adult women hike guides participated in last Sunday’s Girls Outside hike.  After practicing our reading skills and discussing the Leave No Trace Principles the girls were ready to practice what they learned.  Each girl also received a plastic tag with these principles to keep.

 

P1010268The weather was glorious, and the girls’ explorer spirits were infectious!   Our resident documentarian filled five post it notes with observations and discoveries including mangrove trees, beech trees, Cumberland Mountains, sedimentary rock, acorns, walnuts, moss, fungus, bark, and scat!  We hiked about two miles in total up and over a ridge, and mostly through the lovely woods the whole way.  P1010311For more pictures click here.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s