Larson and I got to go for a hike as a trip on the 8th of July. We got to hike up Ethan Allen park and Ethan Allen tower. When we were done we went to Shelburne Bay and went geocaching.
This is Larson and I on top of the Ethan Allen Park on top of the tower. It was a very nice view. You can see Lake Champlain, one of the Hannafords, some houses, and lots and LOTS of trees.
This is Larson and I finding a geocache at Shelburne bay. Geocaching is when you use your phone to track something that other people hide in the most weird and strange places and sometimes even in things! They could be anything! Phil, one of the teachers, found this pinecone next this BIG tree.
On the way back we got slushies. Larson got a mix of banana, cherry, cotton candy, and others that I don’t remember. I only got the cotton candy flavor. It was very, VERY cold and big. It took me the whole time to finish it. :):):):):)
This trip was fun because we got to do more than hike. We got to go geocaching and get SLUSHIES!!!:):):):)
On Tuesday June 28th, our first week of Shader Croft, we went to Mt. Philo. At 1:30, five other students, two teachers, and I started climbing up the trail. Instead of walking up the road we decided to walk up the trail. The trail we went on was called the devil’s chair trail. On the trail there were big rocks. It was a thin path so we had to be careful. As we were walking we started going downhill which would have led us back to where we started. That’s when we realized we went the wrong way. When we knew that we were going down we waited for the teachers to catch up and told them that we were starting to go down. After we told Allison and David that we were going down a little bit, Koda said that he had been on this trail before so he showed us the way to get back on the trail. To get to the top from where we were we had to climb up this steep hill. Some of us kept slipping down the hill, so it was hard for us to get up, but we did. When we got to the top we sat on the rocks. We took a group photo with an amazing view in the background. We had an hour or two till we had to get back, so we played hide and go seek tag. Koda And I hid in the fireplace. We were the last people to be found. When we left we went to the country store and got ice cream. I got a maple flavored ice cream. It was a fun day.
My favorite trip was to moss glen falls. It was a 45 minute drive, but it was fun and we played games. We also had to stop to get some water, but during that time we got to stretch our legs. When we got there, we parked and started on a small wood bridge and then got to the main trail. Then we started to hike up a steep hill. It was very steep. When we heard the falls we looked down to see them. It was amazing. When we were coming up Phil had a geocache account so we did a geocache. We passed it, but then Vincent found it. It was cool. It was a little plastic box and we wrote how we found it. Then we went down to the stream where I found a huge rock and climbed it. This trip was very fun.
Moss glen falls
On July 7, 2016 Vincent, Griffyn, Jameela, David, Phil, and I went to Moss Glen Falls near Stowe, VT. Moss Glen Falls is a waterfall with a walking trail near it with a great view of mountains and the waterfall. It also has a geocache, which is like a treasure hunt. There are little things in the geocache that you can trade with anyone who sees the geocache. You can write your name in the notebook in the geocache to say that you found it.
Moss Glen Falls didn’t have that many people. It had a nice, yet steep and rooty and rocky trail. It was nice because of the views and the place you can walk to or swim. If you want to just relax you can maybe sit on a rock or the ground. You can get exercise in a fun way when you walk and especially when it’s really elevated. It made me feel good and cooled me off when I went in the water. There was a storm that made us leave early. I wish we had more time to have fun and swim with our bathing suits. We were only able to put our feet in or splash water on our head. In conclusion, Moss Glen Falls was a great experience and lots of fun!\
By Larson Couture
Our first week of Shader Croft here in Shelburne Community School saw a number of exciting adventures and experiences. Students took us on a hike up Mt. Philo, on a tour of the Lake Champlain Chocolate factory, and on a scenic walk through Burlington’s Pine Street Art District to meet some fantastic artists. As always we found time to get our heads wet, even if for a few minutes after unsuccessfully trying to evade a thunderstorm. Our week ended with a delicious all-day BBQ at South Hero’s Sandbar State Park.