Nature Nuggets #4: 100 Inch Hike

Whew! It has been a busy week in the world…and it is hard to know exactly HOW far apart we have to be from one another at any given moment…that is why the 100 inch hike is SO GREAT for our new “social/physical distancing” model of the world! All you need is 100 inches of string, curiosity and some great questions and you can have an exploration of EPIC proportions (especially if you are an ant).

So, what you need for this Nature Activity is 100 inches of string/thread/rope/anything and some great questions to consider:

  1. As you explore the 100 inches, what interesting things do you find?
  2. Why do you think those things are there?
  3. Did you find anything unexpected on your “hike”?
  4. How did this close examination of this space change your perspective on the world around you?
  5. What would you think of this 100 inch journey if you were a different animal? What if you were an ant? What if you were an elephant? What if you were a Red Tailed Hawk?

Let us know if YOU take a 100 inch hike…we will be excited to hear about all of your adventures!

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Ariella Rogge
About Ariella Rogge

Ariella started her career at Sanborn when she was twelve. After five years of camper and five years of Sanborn staff experience, she continued her work with kids in the high school classroom. Ariella and her family returned to Sanborn in 2001 to take on the Program Director role which she held til 2012. She and Elizabeth Marable became co-directors of High Trails in 2013 and then Ariella became the High Trails Director in 2020. In the fall of 2022 she became the Director of Sanborn Western Camps, overseeing the director teams of both Big Spring and High Trails. She lists mountain golf, Gymkhana, climbing mountains and making Pad Thai in the backcountry as some of her favorite activities at camp. Ariella received a B.A. in English from Colorado College and is a certified secondary English educator,an ACCT Level 2 Ropes Course Technician, an ARC lifeguard and NREMT and WEMT. She lives in Florissant in the summer and in Green Mountain Falls during the school year so she can stay involved with the busy lives of her husband, Matt, and two teenage sons, Lairden and Karsten.