Click here for the basic lowdown on the field trip paying particular attention to the equipment list.
The Tuesday, May 20th weather forecast for beautiful Calhan calls for a high temperature of 83 degrees, a 10% chance for afternoon showers, and wind out of the south. The UV index will be very high (bring your sunscreen). It looks to be a hot day for hiking. That said:
- slather on sunscreen (about a shot glass full should do it),
- dress appropriately (i.e., in layers),
- bring enough water (about 64 ounces, i.e., 8 ounces per half hour) and
- trail food in addition to your disposable lunch and drink (examples: granola bars, toaster pastries, cookies, trail mix, dried fruit, Fig Newtons, M&M’s, sunflower seeds, hard candy, crackers, candy bars, or cheese, but absolutely NO PEANUTS or PEANUT BUTTER