Backpacking Day 2!!!

Today was day two of Intro to Backpacking.  Today we hiked our longest hike yet, 6.5 miles!  We took the Fowler trail all the way to the Dowdy Draw trailhead.  On our way we saw a big rattlesnake and loads of ladybugs.  We ate lunch on the trail, during which we came...

Backpacking Day 1

Today was our first day of Intro to Backpacking!  We started the day off with a few getting-to-know-you activities before fitting our packs and starting up the trail.  We took Rattlesnake Gulch Trail all the way to the old burnt down hotel before turning around and...

Purple Flying Pandas!

The Flying Purple Pandas kicked off week two of backpacking with a hot hike in Eldorado Canyon.  Despite the heat, kids spirits and excitement levels were high for the ensuing week.  Tomorrow we will take to the trails for a 4 mile hike with full packs, in preparation...