Trail TRACKers of the Month - Elisa & Addie

by Meghan McDevitt, April 11th, 2023

The featured Trail TRACKers for March are Elisa & Addie

who have tracked 10 Adventures so far with Kids in Parks!


Meet the Trail TRACKers of the Month

What’s your favorite TRACK Trail? Why?

  • Elisa: "William B. Umstead State Park because I love to see the oak tree growing out of the rock. It’s really pretty, and I loved climbing on the rocks."
  • Addie: "Hanging Rock State Park because I love to go on the bridge and see the waterfall!" 

What’s your favorite TRACK Trail brochure adventure?

  • Elisa: "Fun with Fungi because I find it interesting and like all the different kinds of fungi."
  • Addie: "Fire on the Mountain because I like to see all the effects of the fire, like burn marks on the trees." (Parent Comment: The wildfire at Pilot Mountain happened the week we moved to the area and has remained a big topic of interest and conversation ever since.)

What’s the most exciting wildlife you’ve seen on a TRACK Trail?

  • Elisa: "Seeing the butterflies and other pollinators at The Orchard at Altapass was the most exciting wildlife experience."
  • Addie: "Seeing a turtle at Pilot Mountain."

What’s the longest hike you’ve ever done?

  • Elisa & Addie: "The longest hike we’ve done was at Hanging Rock. After we did the TRACK trail, we went to a different part of the park and hiked another trail, so we hiked a total of about two miles that day."

What is the coolest trail experience you’ve ever had?

  • Elisa: "Crossing creeks and climbing rocks on the trail."
  • Addie: "Seeing a beaver lodge, animal tracks, and a heron at Weymouth Woods."

If you could hike anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Elisa: "I'd love to go for a hike in Hawaii and see a rare Hawaiian monk seal."
  • Addie: "I'd love to go back for a hike at Pilot Mountain."

Do you have any tips for other Trail TRACKers?

  • Elisa: "Stay quiet, listen, and look so you don’t scare away wildlife."
  • Addie: "Get outside because it’s so awesome!"