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Pyro’s Posts: Watch out for Tornadoes

Periodically, my 9-year-old daughter, Shelby (trail name: Pyro) will be writing something for Backcountry Mentor, allowing her to describe and share about her views on hiking, camping, and backpacking.  What follows is her second installment.

Shelby at Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, OH

Shelby at Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, OH

       It is spring,I like to go hiking in spring because the flowers start to bloom and the birds come back from the south.If you go backpacking you have to be careful if it is a place with bears because in spring they  are just waking up from hibernation.Which means they are hungry.

    If you go camping in late september watch out for tornadoes.It is tornado season.There are many different kinds or tornadoes like dust devils,water spouts,wedge tornadoes,and rope tornadoes.


In spring you also need to take ponchos and rain coats because of all the rain.Take a jacket too because there is cold weather and it is cold outside.You should also take some boots because it is so muddy from all the rain.I also want to go to Zaleski wich is a campground around here.

Comment ( 1 )

  1. ReplyClaudia
    Great advice, Pyro! Have you seen any bears? What would you do if you saw one? Looking forward to your future posts.