We met Danny and Courtney of Mighty Boots in the morning on the lower road through the Preserve, near Prayer Rock, and got climbing shoes fitted to each of us, and went over some basic safety. We then started up the trail, which is itself a highlight, climbing between ferns and up rock steps deeper against the mountain. By the time we got to some fixed ropes to aid the ascent, the kids were well ahead of the parents, and already proud.
A final reflection from the adults: the morning on Bear Rock felt like a portal into summer camp. Danny and Courtney are such expert environmental educators, who cultivated a sense of growth for all of us, from the youngest climber to the most experienced. Green River Preserve really is a magical place!
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