For Earth Day yesterday we decided to go hiking instead of our usual morning jaunt to the YMCA. We chose Maud S Canyon because it is close by and easy to get to. A little much on the "up" factor for my kids, who have not hiked much. They pooped out before we got to the top. We will have to remedy that. We still had a beautiful hike and enjoyed some good sunshine, getting home well before the weather changed in the afternoon. Springtime in the Rockies!
We got some good discussion time in about erosion, the history of mining in this area, the Boulder Batholith, the purpose of public lands, and why you don't usually want to drink water from a stream (great way to get Giardia!)
This is the fun, fun, fun part of home school!