Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day Hike ~one day late

On Mothers Day we were supposed to go hiking, but the weather wasn't cooperating so we waited until Monday to head out. A friend told me about this trail just recently so we decided to try it out. It is only about 10 minutes from our house( I can't believe I have lived here for almost 5 years and didn't know this trail existed!) So the kids packed up their back packs and we headed out.
The view at the start of the trail.

Another view from a different direction.

Starting off on the trail.

See that grey road looking thingy? Thats where we are headed, but I really didn't think we were going all the way down there. See the trail? That's what we traveled on.

We saw a dead rabbit along the way.

UP UP UP...we took Daisy dog with us. She was the girls protector on the narrow parts. She would walk between the edge and the little girls so they wouldn't slide down the hill.

Rob: alway on the edge;)

A great look for Jordan, don't you think? She was having a great time, just a bad picture.

See the grey? Thats where we are headed...

Almost there...

That sign was about half way down...at this point not looking forward to going back up.

Made it to the river at the bottom.

Can you see the rattle snake? It was under the bridge we were standing on. I HATE SNAKES!

Heading back up! I survived and didn't really have to catch my breath on the way up;) The kids did great, even Jaelyn. She was dressed warmly so she was pretty toasty going back up but she was a trooper!


PrairieMom said...

Hooray for family hikes! Glad you were able to capitalize on the great weather. :)

In Awe of Applique said...

Wow!!! That was quite the excursion, I love family hikes, we have Badger Mountain, which I understand is quite the challenge, but you are lucky that you have trails (and mountans) so close to you!

In Awe of Applique said...

I love family hikes! How lucky for you that you have trails and mountains for that matter so close. We have Badger Mountain, which I understand is pretty challenging and prone to rattlesnakes...don't care for them much either