After several days of clouds and rain, Friday surprised us with all of its sun, and so we grabbed the kids and a van and headed out for another hike! We drove a little further this time all the way to the pass, so it was a 75 minute drive instead of 30, but the views were worth it. We actually took a trail that the Wilderness camp had taken the week before. The trail doesn't have a name,,,,or at least not one that I saw, so we will call it trail A :) We ate our lunch in the parking lot and then headed up the moutain. The grass was tall, so tall that even Katie and Emma had a hard time peeking over to see the view! Mason was really over the stuff hitting him in the face and all the mud that was on the trail from the rain. This mud caused much difficulty getting up and down the trail, and none of us escaped getting mud all over! Crystal, Catherine and I all thought the hike was so beautiful and would really like to hike it again (without kids) so we can make it up into the soft tundra and out of the weeds and bushes.
|This little fungus that grows is cool to me because it is growing straight up or out!|
|These are the leaves that belong to the watermelon berry plant.|
|Examining his watermelon berry :) He liked to hold them in his hands, and not really eat them.|
|You can barely see Emma and Katie, but they are in the tall fireweed!|
|My feet....and they got a lot more muddy :)|