Sunday, June 19, 2011

Park Quest #5 & 6

What a great weekend: 25 pounds of blueberries & cherries picked. Park Quests 5 & 6 Complete.

We headed out to Cunningham State Park. After picking up our packet, watching neat turtles, and a brief scare from a vulture ( one of many birds in the aviary), we went on our search to find out what the fox saw. We hiked from the aviary to the tire park, enjoyed lunch and playing (especially the zipline), and then hiked to Isabella's Rock which was pretty steep so we found an alternate way back down (very thankful for no poison ivy off that path)

Next we hiked over the highway (very high bridge) to Isabella's Furnace (part of Catoctin Furnace).
Then we headed on our drive/ nap to South Mountain State Park.

Our GPS led us through strange small roads but we eventually found our way to the Washington Memorial- no, not in DC. The first memorial to Washington was built July 4th 1827. We climbed to the top of the 30 foot memorial. Then drove to our first leg of the Appalachian Trail. One mile down 2164 to go!

We loved hiking. We're not quite ready for through hiking yet! But we're excited for lots more days of family hiking! It's awesome to be out in God's beauty!

Oh and we did end the day with buy one get one free icecream (thanks park quest and South Mountain Creamery) See the chocolate face!

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