Thursday, May 17, 2018

UHSG Hiking & Nature Club Visits the Devil's Gorge

On Wednesday morning we all met up in Irrel, Germany.  Irrel is located in the Eifel region, on the Luxembourg border.

We began our hike at the Irreler Wasserfalle (waterfall).  It isn't really a waterfall, but more of a rocky stream with some rapids. From the waterfall, we hiked up toward the Teufelsschlucht (Devil's Gorge).




The weather held up beautifully for us, in spite of the fact that rain was in the forecast.
We found some interesting things along the way.




Once we reached the gorge, we hiked through it and back down towards the waterfall.





 Can you see the face in the rocks?


This area of Germany is absolutely gorgeous and worth taking a trip to see it.  There are many options for trails to follow.  We stuck to trail 54 until we reached the entrance to the gorge.  We did miss a turn-off at one point and had to backtrack a bit, but other than that the trail is very well marked and we found our way to the gorge quite easily.




Once back at the waterfall, we stopped for a bit to enjoy a snack and the view.





Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring Curriculum Flea Market

The UHSG participated in the annual Curriculum Flea Market, hosted by the Ramstein Community Center.

There were many options on display for both new and veteran homeschooling families.











The Flea Market is a budget friendly way to shop for next school year's curriculum, and a great way for homeschooling families to get other supplemental items they need. It's also a good place to talk to others about different curriculum choices.

Fear not, if you were unable to attend this event, check out the local FaceBook pages dedicated to curriculum sales in our local area.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

UHSG Hiking & Nature Club Visits the Waldgeisterweg

By Caleb M.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 the Hiking and Nature club went to the Waldgeisterweg in Oberotterbach. On the hike we saw many figures on the side of the trail. 


Some making mean faces and others making sad and creepy faces.









I remember this one group of faces and they all looked like they were all gonna cry. I didn’t understand the meaning of this one but it stood out the most to me. Looked like something from a horror movie so I didn’t get close to them.






The trail was very wide and fairly long, and had a lot of beautiful views on the way. The adults walked slow as always and the teens were usually at the front of the group. We had to stop about three times waiting for the adults to catch up. 


As we were walking one person noticed a bunker looking building. We went over to this bunker thing and tried to open the door. As expected the door was locked, but we stayed a little longer after talking about what could be inside. We all noticed that on top of the door it had a year on it. The year this bunker had on it was 1969, so most of us guessed it was from the cold war era. We got back on the trail and continued to our stop. 



When we got to the end of the trail we all started laughing at this wooden snail that was smoking. It was half destroyed but you could still ride it. There was a little hill behind the snail and most of us climbed it but sadly, there was nothing up there. After seeing nothing at the top we went back down and had to take a group picture. Then we stopped for a little bit and had a snack. 







On the way back we stopped at the bunker again, one person getting their phone out and putting the flashlight up to the little holes inside said there was just a brick wall behind the door. We left the bunker for the last time and started walking back to the cars. 




Once we got to the cars, some people went inside the Schutzenhaus restaurant located at the trailhead for a snack.