Students from AXL Academy who chose the Community Adventure Program (CAP) class as their elective this fall trimester embarked on their first field trip last Friday. Only a week prior, they were meeting one another for the first time. All 15 students in the class loaded up in the vehicles and headed northwest for Boulder.
The group arrived at Eben G. Fine Park around 10 a.m. After eating a snack and playing a game with a beach ball to test their knowledge about Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, the group packed up their bags and hit the trail—the Red Rocks Loop Trail, that is! Yes, there are red rocks in Boulder too, and they are pretty cool as you can see in the photos.
Following the first principle of LNT, the group planned ahead and knew they were in for a 1.5 mile hike with a couple of cool views. Pictures could not do the overlooks and the rocks justice! Every student found things to get excited about on the hike, and lunch was a welcome treat when the group made it back to the van.
The students are very excited about their overnight camping trip October 3-4 and were already buzzing with excitement at the end of the day trip. Thank you to all the parents and guardians for allowing them to come on a trip they will remember and cherish all year long!
Written by AXL Academy CAP Instructor Adam Fedyski
See more photos from the trip here!