Wednesday, June 16, 2010

4-H Youth Hike: Natural Bridge

After having to postpone our initial Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Youth Hike back in May, we finally made it down to the Natural Bridge with a small group of children and adults. The group, which numbered around 20 individuals, drove from Melbourne to the Natural Bridge site and hiked down into the deep hollow spanned by the amazing geologic feature. Once the "oohs and ahs" had subsided while taking a look at the bridge, the group hiked up Calico Creek passing springs and Indian marker trees before turning about and walking downstream to see the "Flintstone House" shelter cave where the creek flows into the ground beneath the roots of a tree. After the hike, most enjoyed a pic-nic lunch where the vehicles were parked.

The 4-H group and the EIC Crew are planning on making these youth hikes a regular event. We will be planning the next one over the next couple of weeks and invite our readers to join us. We would also like to encourage our readers to join the 4-H program. Membership forms will be available at all the events.

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