CrossTrails Homeschool: BBL Hike 09/30/12

Sunday, September 30, 2012

BBL Hike 09/30/12

 We went over to our local park for more Sunday Exploration to relax after the work we accomplished yesterday on our barn. (more about that later)

We had a friend's son with us on our trip, and the neighbor boys also wanted to come along - making for a total of SEVEN kids on this hike! Everyone was well behaved and had a good time. They all explored around and tried to be the first to spot things along the trail.

We hiked around the north side of the creek and found where they hold wilderness survival training. We took a few notes on what we saw! The girls thought the shelters were cool and had ideas about how they were going to build their own survival shelters in the woods out back.

 Sam with his "Bur-Gun" he made from items found on the hike. I think he was about to eat a bur...
 This is the largest shelter we found, it was quite nice.
 Joslyn was picking sticks up off of the ground to be like the older kids. A "ribcage" shelter is behind her.
 This piece of wood had a deep hole burned into it, I am not sure of its exact purpose, but surely it served one.
 Another shelter, deep in the woods.
 The girls thought these trees played tricks on your eyes and made it fun to play tag there.
 Cecille sitting on vines hanging from a leaning tree.
 Allix on an old dead tree trunk.
 An odd nest under a bridge we hiked to. We assume high water in the spring brought a few large limbs up there, and the birds just continued building on that... Otherwise, that was one strong bird!
 One of the remaining salt springs at Big Bone Lick. Salt and Sulphur come up together and it doesn't smell the best!
 Jack with his Garter Snake.
 Joslyn wasn't afraid to hold the snake either!
 Cecille found a walking stick by the museum.
Jason & Josyln

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