Alpine Discoveries (overnight)
Join us for this backpacking adventure high into the Alpine and discover what makes this environment unique while camping under the stars. Research weather patterns, temperature, and slope aspect as you explore the animal and plants that call this place home! We will combine field investigations, data collection, hiking adventures, and expert encounters to discover and interpret our surroundings, increasing our knowledge of the wonders of our Alpine landscapes. On Wednesday, we will begin our backpacking adventure and immerse ourselves in a true alpine environment.
Prerequisite: Participants must have prior camping experience.
Monday-Tuesday: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Hallam Lake
Wednesday: Meet at the Hallam Lake parking lot at 10am ready for the overnight
Friday: Return to the Hallam Lake parking lot at 12pm.
What To Bring:
Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. Please leave electronics, candy, and toys at home.
How To Get There:
Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.
BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, and more.
PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community.