Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nature Explorers Hike 1-21-2017

I follow Lake Mineral Wells State Park's Facebook page and saw that there was going to be an event
hosted by Weatherford College's National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kapp, called "Nature's Explorers Saturday January 21st. This event was geared towards kids ages 5-13.

The event consisted of free entrance to the park, a short guided hike, a nature journal and 5 activities. This event is meant to help get kids off smart devices and video games and outside. That really isn't an issue for my grands! I still thought it would be something Kennedy would enjoy. 

Each child got a backpack.

As many times as I have been to the park and hiked the trails I had never been on this part of the trail before 😲!

Love how this tree great out of the rock.

There was lots of activity going on at the park but then it's the weekend. I usually go during the week when there is hardly anyone there. See a rock climber at the top of the cliff?

Going through the crevice.

Beautiful rock towering above us.

The rock stairs leading down to Penitentiary Hollow.

Kennedy ask on of the Phi Theta Kappa members to take our picture.

On our way back to our starting point for other activities I thought this shirt was too cute!

Kennedy painting flat rocks from a riverbed.

She also made a "bird feeder". Made with empty toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls, spreading with peanut butter then rolling in bird seed. Kennedy can't wait to hang this at their new house! 

On a side note. The kids have bought a house and should be moving into it in the next week or two. More on that in another post.

I forget what they called this but using special paper, you lay objects on it and the sun creates a shadow under the items. Problem was for us the sun decided to go behind the clouds as a little rain cloud formed and was heading across the lake.

Kennedy and I had enough time to take another short hike before the rain started.

Another tree growing out of the rock.

We had a great time!

Have a good one!


  1. That was awesome! What a great adventure for Kennedy and you! I have been on that trail and it's amazing!