This has been an amazing summer of wilderness adventures, but with the start of the school year getting closer, it was time for one more trip. For our final journey, we set off along the Appalachian Trail up White Rocks Mountain, to White Rocks Cliffs. With amazing views of the Taconic Mountains and Champlain Valley below, we spent time laughing, singing and snacking. On our way to and from the cliffs, we passed through the “magical” rock gardens, a field of rock sculptures built hikers over the years. As traditional holds, we all added our own personal rock cairn for good luck. After hiking back to the van, we drove to Clarendon Gorge for our last jumps of the season, the water flowing higher after the previous night's storms. AND because we were passing right by, the students made a request for a quick stop at Buttermilk Falls before heading back to Windsor.
Thank you so much to the Byrne Foundation for your generous gift, these trips wouldn't have been possible without your support.
We're already looking to next year and new adventures. See you summer of 2020!