A great day for Adam’s Canyon Hike
Well, we took all seven younguns on a 4 mile hike to Adam’s Canyon on Thursday morning. It says on the website that it’s about 2-3 hours. It took us from 8ish to about 1:30. ugh
But we did see some amazing plant life and some awesome waterfalls. It smelled good and piney and fresh.
There were lots of little scrub oaks with these guys on them. I think they’re gall wasps?
Stair steps: Liz@11, Reygan@almost9, Ben@7, Tori@6, Katie@5, Ty@4, Alex@2.
And then there were these hard little orangey pink galls on the oak leaves: gallflies.
ants. You’d think the kids never saw them before.
pretty yellow wildflower
black chinned hummingbird…see him? right in the middle on the end of the dead branch?
view of the mountains down southeast and a pretty look at town on the first leg of the hike
Fun in the creek
crossing the creek…see how Alex won that battle?
my son, the rock climber
a pretty little waterfall
The jackpot: 40 foot waterfall at the end of the trail!
snack time! (on trail mix, not the raspberries…)
of course, I had to go into the waterfall, not all the way, but almost
that water was COLD
Alex thought this was the greatest thing in the world! (so did I…)
It was rough heading back. There was lots of whining and we were so. very. tired. Thank God we had four adults, but it was barely enough. Aaron carried Alex almost the whole way back. Katie is crazy and she wanted to hop on rocks and she stepped off the trail a couple times, almost toppling off the mountain. Special thanks to my sister-in-law, Krista, for saving her life.
I do love hiking and all that, but it is stressful with little kids. I think I’ll stick to the nature center and parks and our backyard until they’re a bit older. I’m still sore!