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The folks on Team Blue, the Nature Lovers, want to do more than save the environment for theoretical reasons. They want to save it because of their passion for being in nature. Camping. Hiking. Bike rides. Backpacking. Mountain climbing. Trail running. Stream or park cleanup. Birdwatching. Nature photography. Fishing and hunting. Some Blue Team goals include:
- Helping FBC members to experience God’s awesome and majestic creation through events and activities in nature. “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1)
- Providing a variety of events and activities so that all FBC members, regardless of experience, fitness level, and gear ownership, can find an event/activity they can access and enjoy.
- Sharing our experiences in God’s creation with the whole congregation (through photo, videos, storytelling, etc.)
Check out some of our previous events!
Members of Team Blue ran in the Lawrence Trail Hawks Pi Day Race trail run, cycled parts of the Flint Hills Trail, and returned to Colorado, this time to Breckenridge, for hiking (DeCaLiBron), trail running, and cycling in the area. The trail runners made an autumn “Golden Aspens” trip back to Colorado for runs in the Indian Peaks & Boulder areas. There was hiking and trail running at Baker Wetlands. And, the road cyclists participated in the Lawrence Bike Club’s Octoginta ride.
Team Blue hiked at the Baker Wetlands, went canoeing, cycled on the Lawrence levy, and joined other Earthworks teams to tour Windstone farm. In July 2021, the team returned to Colorado to hike Humboldt Peak and did a trail run in the Manitou Springs area, a trail run and cycling in Garden of the Gods, more hiking in the Indian Peaks area, and hiking and cycling in the Boulder area.
Team Blue did a low-mileage, low-key nature hike at the KU field station near Lawrence, and a couple of preparatory hikes for a Colorado Pike’s Peak hike, then the Pike’s Peak hike itself. They also traveled to Wisconsin for an ultra trail run on the Ice Age Trail—2 in that group ran 50 miles, and others ran shorter distances along the way with them.
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