Date: July 10, 2000
Subject: Hiking through bear
was the first day of Paul Belanger's two-day nature course. We met at the information
center at about 8:00.
group] included two girls that I knew from last year. Paul
introduced me and we were off. We talked a little and I found that I was the oldest
really surprised when I found out how cool Paul was. We performed a few icebreakers,
which included spelling out his name with our tushies. We had a few snacks and
he taught us how to use a compass for orientation. Then we were off for a 7 mile
hike into bear country.
hike was not very hard and we did not stop very often. Alex and I were goofing
around alot and could be found at the back of the line most of the time. We found
elk bones that still had cartilage. And we heard two bear growls. I thought this
was so cool.
we reached the summit, Paul took a lot of pictures and we chilled a little and
then we went back to meet Dulce Belanger (Paul's wife), but she and Fin met us
halfway. We had [a] really fast trip back, and then Paul surprised us with some
munch and then he took us all home, to top off a really cool day.