On The Trail

Homeschool Hiking

Christman Sanctuary

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We kept hearing about the Christman Sanctuary from different people as a great place for an easy afternoon hike especially for our 4H kids. We decided to check it out for ourselves this weekend and discovered that no one was steering us in the wrong direction! It was a very easy hike through a field and woods to end near a stream that included waterfalls. Dramatic waterfalls! There was a small “lean to” near the largest waterfall. It was not my kind of lean to because it didn’t have a floor to get you up out of the muck! However it would keep the rain off your head! It did have a table someone had made so I spread out the picnic blanket and our “snacky” lunch and we ate while watching the waterfall. Maddie had her large camera along but was disappointed with many of her photos. She needs some more lessons and practice with low lighting. Some of the ones she took of the waterfall were beautiful though!

Checking in

Checking in

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In pursuit....

In pursuit….

Of Mr.Chipmunk!

Of Mr.Chipmunk!

Something was eating a lot of bark. We kept finding stumps and bottoms of trees like this one.

Something was eating a lot of bark. We kept finding stumps and bottoms of trees like this one.

Follow the walkway...

Follow the walkway…

And discover this!!

And discover this!!

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The lean to

The lean to

Lunch!

Lunch!

Going back up the walkway

Going back up the walkway

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The spot where Maddie realized that her parents do not follow nearly as well as the day care kids!

The spot where Maddie realized that her parents do not follow nearly as well as the day care kids!

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Maddie’s Photos
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All of the sudden Maddie said "I know! Hey Momma! I change the shutter speed and now the water looks better." As I was looking through her photos I suspect this is the spot where she did that.

All of the sudden Maddie said “I know! Hey Momma! I change the shutter speed and now the water looks better.” As I was looking through her photos I suspect this is the spot where she did that.

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