Heritage Trail - Sap Monster

Post date: Mar 13, 2017 2:24:11 AM

On February 19, the troop hiked on the Heritage Trail. About half way into the hike, the troop stopped to have lunch. After lunch, the troop went to Mr. Cardon’s friend’s house and he is known as the Sap Monster. There the troop saw how maple syrup is made. First the guy showed us how to get the sap. He drilled a hole into a maple tree and placed a bucket on the tree and let the sap drip into the bucket. After he would have the sap, he would pour the sap into a big boiler and let the sap boil and that would evaporate everything else and so aall that is left is the maple syrup. This process could take him up to a few days to a about a week to do. And for his to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup, he would need about up to 50 gallons of maple sap.

-Anthony Portillo