Last weekend LAS Middle School students discovered their local mountains from the inside out. These limestone hills are riddled with caves–you might say it’s like Swiss cheese set in stone. We hiked from Les Fers (a favorite winter ski hangout) uphill to a couple of short caverns. In the first one we could stand up the whole way, but the second required crawling briefly on our bellies and then slithering along a narrow slot. At the back of the cave we turned off all of our headlamps to experience the darkest of darkness, where you can’t even see a hand in front of your face. But the kids’ favorite part of the sunny afternoon? Sliding on a snowslope on the way down.
Click the image to see photos from caving with the Middle School: