Well, 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.
The 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. For more pictures click here.