Saturday, March 01, 2008

Congaree Field Trip

We went for a hike at Congaree National Forest with our homeschool group. One of the moms in our playgroup was one of the park rangers before becoming a full time mom and she led us on a guided hike. This national park has the "largest old-growth floodplain forest in the continent."

Here we are standing around an 800 to 1000 year old cedar tree. The next picture is a huge pine tree.



We walked on the boardwalk trail for 2.5 miles and took in all the sights and sounds of the forest. After about half a mile into the hike most of the group turned around and headed back for naps and lunch. A few of us wanted to do the full loop and go by the lake. Soon after the group split we walked right past a wild pig! It was awesome. It came so close to us and it didn't seem to be bothered by our presence at all! Christina had told us that there were pigs in the forest but she had actually never seen one. We love spending the day outside. You just never know what you are going to see.

2 comments:

Tracee said...

WOW! A wild pig, awesome!! And the pictures of your garden are great. We hope to do a garden this year also. We also stayed up and enjoyed the lunar eclipse. We miss seeing you the little bit that we did when we lived there. Just checking in to see what's up on your area of the state!

kriswindham said...

nice.. sorry I missed that trip.. It is nice to see pics of my kids.. you certainly have put a lot of time into this . alot better than my blog..