by Molly Lou Freeman with photos by Fabrice Serrière, Lead Teachers
Sierra School students, teachers, parents and friends celebrated a successful mid-term, with a ritual hike, this time to the waterfall in Elias Calles. Roger Herrera Tapia, local ecologist, surfer, rock-climbing and outdoor leadership instructor, led the hike and climb. Our focus was safety, cooperation and enjoyment.
Gustavo, Sebastian, Diego & Roman arrive at the waterfall with enthusiasm and curiosity.
Roger is excited and equipped! We began with intro instructions and ground rules! After ascending the first water, students participate in a blind-fold "trust" game, following Roger's drumbeat up the arroyo. Later, we enjoy incredible views, a stunning landscape and peaceful moments beside the second waterfall.
Roger sets us up for a safe ascent of the second waterfall.
Another bright and beautiful day in the wilds of Baja.
After walking for over an hour, the group shared a picnic in tranquil, arroyo shade. Thank you Roger, Tonali, Roman, Christian, Sara, Lourdes, Nelson, Zephyr and Tracy for joining us for a thrilling, relaxing adventure!
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.