Cinder Hills and Dirty Faces

On May 3rd, 2018, 19 students from the 7th and 8th grade classes at the Peaks School took a 4 mile hike at Red Mountain near Flagstaff.


The students had a chance to learn about the mystery of Red Mountain geology. How did Red Mountain end up in a Horseshoe shape with fused cinders, plagioclase crystals of olivine, hornblende, and augite, and eroded hoodoos anyway? They looked at native plants and the domestic and wild animals that call this place home.


While exploring the amphitheatre at the end of the trail students played team building games, ran up and rolled down cinder hills, and happily ended up covered in dirt! Students did a writing activity called “Writing Wild” where they left secret messages for each other following different writing conventions like simile, metaphor, and personification.


It was an amazing day of bonding, exploring, learning and growing! We are so proud of thisgroups and how far they have come since the fall!