Family Nature Summit - Day 5
Could this be the last full day of Family Nature Summit?
Hannah was in a trash fashion show last night, showing off the recycled jewelry that she made the first day.
This morning, I went on a hike to Bridal Veil Falls in the West Creek Research Natural Area of Rocky Mountain National Park. This is just outside of Estes Park from the Cow Creek Trailhead. We went through the McGraw Ranch. The ranch was bought by the National Park Service in 1988 and turned into a site for the Continental Divide Research Learning Center. Scientists stay in the refurbished cabins and study the Rocky Mountains environment.
The trail started out wide and open through ponderosa pines and aspens, then climbed gently along side Cow Creek. The last part was rocky but we reached the waterfall at about 10:30 am. We scampered around the rocks and climbed to the top of the waterfall, not the safest thing to do but the views were beautiful.
The walk back was an easy stroll and a good way to end today's activities. As you know, my camera died so I was dependent on the kindness of others for photos.
It turns out that Hannah's group also went to the McGraw Ranch but I didn't see her.
Then they finished their journal and practiced their skit for tonight.
This is camp, so the last evening is always skit night. Hannah's group sang In the Tundra, the mighty Tundra, to the tune of In the jungle, the mighty jungle. Then they showed a slide show of all the people and activities of the week.
We leave early tomorrow morning.
Next year, it's Bar Harbor, Maine. Acadia National Park, here we come.