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May 15

Day 2 – Strenuous but Educational

Today, we spent the day exploring the area around Black Mountain. We saw a bog and a cove and did lots of hiking. We heard a lot of birds today which were identified by their calls. We learned about many more plants like squaw root and rock tripe (which, by the way, if you get lost in the mountains you can eat). We experienced different altitudes and how they affect our lungs. We saw elk and wild turkeys along with more salamanders. Today was physically strenuous, but we learned a lot. It was a lot of walking. The coolest part of today was the falls at Graveyard Fields. They were spectacular!