Hi! My name is Ms. LeSage, and I am a 4th grade teacher at the Marymount School of New York. Join me as I discover the wildlife trails of the American West!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I have arrived!

I have arrived in Salt Lake City, and it's absolutely beautiful
as you can see! Right now I'm watching the news while I
wait for the rest of my Earthwatch team members to arrive at
the hotel; a woman was just on talking about being followed
by a bobcat while she was hiking here yesterday! I hope he
didn't wander too far, so I can try and find him on the trails


At January 25, 2010 at 7:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. LeSage,

We are looking forward to our Skype session tomorrow.
We have a few questions about your adventure so far.
What is 1 goal that you would like to accomplish during this week?
Have you seen a lot of wildlife? If so, what kinds of animals?
Talk to you soon!
Class IV, Group 3

At January 25, 2010 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. LeSage,

We hope you are well!
How is the weather in Utah? Is it cold and windy?
Did you run into the bobcat on the trail? Have you seen any other interesting wildlife?

Talk to you tomorrow!!
Class IV, Group 1

At January 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM , Anonymous M Erskine said...

Gorgeous view! We're looking forward to hearing about your life in the field.

At January 25, 2010 at 9:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Ms. LeSage,

How are you doing? We miss you!
We have a few questions about your adventure.
How is Utah different from life here in NYC?
Have you seen interesting wildlife, like a bobcat?

See you tomorrow on skype!

Class IV, Group 2

At January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Ms. LeSage

We miss you!

Talk to you soon!

See you on skype tomarow

Class IV

At January 25, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


Did you see any wild life? If you do please tell us See you on skype tomorrow.

From Class IV

At January 25, 2010 at 5:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am
Charlotte hi from Class 4-A. I hope you have a fun time! We miss you
A L O T. The rest of the class says hi to you! P.s. Mr. Downy is very funny he sings too.

At January 25, 2010 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Kelly LeSage said...

Hi Class IV!

I miss you too! I'm going to try to answer all of your questions in this comment. For one, I'm doing great! I'm a little tired after hiking for 6 hours straight in the mountains today, but it was so beautiful! I wore my snowboarding suit and lots of layers to stay warm, but it was so nice out that I was able to remove a layer as the day went on. It was 40 degrees and sunny with hardly any wind. It's also very dry here in Utah, making the conditions even more ideal. As for wildlife sightings, I did not see a bobcat, but I did see an entire family of huge deer! I took lots of pictures and even shot a video of them prancing through the trees! I'm going to provide more details about my first day in my daily blog, and hopefully that will answer the remainder of your questions. I look forward to Skyping with you tomorrow morning :-)

At January 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it steep where you are hiking and is it hard to walk?

At January 25, 2010 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Kelly LeSage said...

Some parts are very steep and can be challenging, but other parts are relatively flat. The depth of the snow is what really presents the greatest challenge, as it's almost 3 feet in some areas!

Please leave your initials and your grade level on future blogs so that I know who I'm responding to :-)

At January 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Kelly LeSage said...

Oh, and Charlotte, I'm very happy to hear that you're having fun with Mr. Downey while I'm away :-)

At January 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms.Lesage I love your idea of blogging i think its a great way
talk to you while your in Utah. I would like to know when you first arrived were you happy to finally get there? and after all your hiking every day do you think every single minute was worth hiking six hours?
I hope you are having a great time and enjoying every second of your trip enjoy it whlie it last,
miss you so much
Dalia IV-B Group 3


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