Snowshoeing in Tierra Amarilla

Last week we were finally able to go snowshoeing with our awesome crew in Tierra Amarilla! Once again PEEC generously loaned us their snowshoes for this wonderful adventure.

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Heading out on our hike
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Fastening on our snowshoes
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Taking a few practice steps

Of course we had a few obligatory falls into the deep snow, but soon everybody had the hang of it, and we were cruising through a winter wonderland!

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Exploring a forested area

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Our students in Tierra Amarilla always have fantastic questions. We discussed the crust on the snow and how it got there.

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Checking out the sun crust

 

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“Look, Miss Christy! A mustache!”

We spent a lot of time walking through the trees looking for tracks.

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A great example of prey tracks running from cover to cover
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Rabbit tracks!

We also had time to stop and enjoy the gorgeous views.

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These great students even put their snowshoes back in order!

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We had gorgeous weather, learned quite a bit, and covered a lot of ground. We continue to be so impressed with these students!

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