On a still cold day in late November, the staff and students traveled out west to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA for a day of hiking. Our learning and mindfulness objectives that day were to choose an appropriate trail related to the weather and be aware of our surroundings.
We decided to take the Lookout Trail to the Escarpment Trail to reach the North Lookout. The Escarpment Trail is a moderately technical, small rock and boulder climb that kept us on our toes. With some slow going moments and problem solving, students learned how to use their eyes and good judgement when using their body weight to make the ascent. Once at the top, we relaxed for awhile and had lunch while enjoying the view and each other’s company.