Come explore the Woodlands Conservancy, one of the most beautiful wild settings near New Orleans. It's a new moon so you can also set your intentions, and taking a long walk in nature is a great way to do that.
• What we'll do
We'll walk an out and back trail (5.5 miles total) through beautiful cypress and hardwood forest, exploring the beauty of the shifting of the seasons, and the abundant wildlife; birds, armadillos, so much more! At the end of the trail are old WWII ammunition bunkers that look like something out of a Tolkien novel. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch and walk back. Options to make a shorter walk by turning around early. We'll walk slowly enough to really see and immerse in the natural wild world around us, and we'll practice tuning in and truly paying attention.
• What to bring
Wear comfortable walking shoes, note that sometimes the trail is wet, and bring lunch, drinks (plenty of water!) and snacks. Dress for the weather (likely hot - bring a hat?) and bring rain gear if there's a rain forecast. I usually bring something to sit on the ground for picnic lunch. You might also want sunscreen and insect repellent.