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Last Tuesday I went on a PE field trip with the 7th grade boys to Crabtree Falls in Montebello, VA. I was a bit worried about being with only boys for an entire day, but it ended up being the best day of my entire 20 year teaching career. Crabtree Falls is the highest vertical-drop cascading falls east of the Mississippi and is not an easy hike. I heard not one complaint from a single boy the entire day!
If you are ever in Central Virginia and like to hike, this hike is not to be missed.
Not long after the hike starts there’s a rewarding first few of the falls. The falls tumble down a tall mountain and are quite picturesque and also quite dangerous. 22 people have died as a result of leaving the trail and slipping on the rocks. You better believe that we watched they boys as they hiked like hawks!
The boys loved looking at this dead Vulture on a rock. I am pretty fascinated with gross things, too, and was right there with the boys examining it. Wonder what killed it and how its body ended up draped over this rock?
Here I am with my little buddy, Akeil.
What a fun day! Most every boy on my bus deemed this “The best field trip ever!” and I totally agreed!
I even made a movie to share!