Hundreds of SCU faculty and staff had fun on a beautiful summer day as Soochow’s Office of Physical Education and the Welfare Committee arranged a hiking event at the Great Roots Forest in Sanxia on May 5th, 2018.
The participants enrolled in one of the two groups for the event. The recreational group was designed for families with elders and kids with its physical intensity less demanding. And the challenging group took a steeper route, suitable for younger and stronger people who exercise regularly as it required a higher level of strength and stamina.
The teachers of the Office of Physical Education served as tour guides, leading everyone through the beautiful mountain pathway to enjoy the biodiversity of the subtropical rain forest. More than six hundred species of plants including evergreen broad-leaved flora, large vines, ferns and ground covers, as well as thousands of species of insects, all appeared in this biologically and ecologically rich environment.
Around the Rainbow Bridge, the oxygen density in the air measured up to 20,000 ppm/m3, a truly heathy and refreshing natural treasure for every visitor to breathe in. Toward the end of the trip, all the participating faculty and staff gathered in a restaurant and enjoyed delicious food for the rest of the day to wrap up a relaxing and memorable weekend.
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