We go on hikes with other homeschool families about every six weeks. We hike local southern California trails. Yesterday we hiked Blue Ridge Trail in Wrightwood. It is four miles total and is considered moderate. That's putting it mildly. The trail is 2 miles up of steep, rocky terrain, with Blue Ridge campground at the top, where you may rest and eat your lunch before heading down. It is mostly a shady trail, with some sun. It is a good workout, so bring plenty of water.
Before the hike:
Stopping to look at the stream:
At the 1 mile mark:
2 miles later, at the top. Yay!
On our way down.
Stopping to examine a hollow in a tree:
See the heart on the tree?