The Trek Up Monument Mountain
This fall, we’re starting out the school year right. On Friday September 23, the 6th grade will hike up Monument Mountain. We think this will be a great opportunity to connect with each other, and ease into the school year. Hiking up Monument Mountain is an old Monument Valley tradition.
Located next to our school, the mountain is an important part of local history. It is said that Monument Mountain helped inspire Moby Dick. The author, Herman Melville grew up in the Berkshires. He said the view of Mt. Greylock in the distance looked like a whale.
Monument Mountain is also important to our school. In 3rd grade, many of us studied Monument Mountain and its natural history. We noticed the ancient stone walls and the rock erosion. We connected with nature and discovered so much more about Monument Mountain and its story. We’ve hiked there outside of school, in the sun and through the snow. Through the years, we’ve grown, we’ve changed, we’ve made mistakes, and we’ve learned more. But Monument Mountain has always been there. Monument Mountain is a special place for all of us, as it stands tall, and proud, representing the Berkshire Hills school district.
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Have fun on the hike!!!!!!!!!