Friday, April 17, 2009

5th-Graders assault Siler's Bald

On Siler Bald (5216ft)

  • Today was the big hike day for the 5th grade class at Cartoogechaye Elementry School. It turned out to be the most beautiful of Spring days, a great day for a hike.
  • We broke the 70+ kids into groups of 5 and hiked on the Appalachian Trail for the 5-mile round trip to the summit of the grassy Siler Bald and enjoyed lunch surrounded by the stunning panorama of the beautiful Nantahalas of Macon County.
  • The kids did great, they are lots of fun to be around. I wish more folks would spend the time taking kids into the outdoors. They really did enjoy it and maybe some seeds were planted for future hiking endeavors.
  • Man, we are so lucky to live in such an awesome place!