Welcome to Brookwood School’s Mountain Hiking Blog! Between May 21 and 25, a group of Brookwood students in Grades 6 – 8 accepted the challenge to conquer three mountains. Most of them are doing this type of hiking for the very first time.
We had three primary goals for this week’s hiking experiences…
- Face the rigorous physical and mental challenges of strenuous hiking and experience the great rewards by doing so
- Learn the essentials of proper planning for mountain day hikes, as well as the safe execution of such hikes. This includes some basic first aid!
- Learn some aspects of the flora and fauna of New England mountains e.g. bird calls & sightings, red squirrels, fungi (Indian pipes!), clubmosses, lichen, fir and deciduous plants, as well as some of the lore and tales associated with the flora and fauna
On this blog, each student will document his or her own hiking experiences with reflections, photos and descriptions of the hikes. We welcome reader’s comments and invite your support! (Note: All comments will remain private until reviewed and approved by Mr. Fodeman.)
(Steep Week Project Leaders)