Must come down... And up we sure went! Almost to the top of Vedder Mountain.
We are enjoying a "kidless week" thanks to my parents. If you have ever been to my blog at this time of the year before, you know that it has become tradition for my kids to hang out with my parents for a week in March. This is the 4th or 5th year that they have done it. I love it, my parents love it, the kids love it... win, win, win, all around! Haha! We like to believe that my parents enjoy it as much as we do! We sure appreciate you spending time with the kids like this :) Thank you!
So, today we hit the trails on Vedder Mt. We love the show Mantracker, so we thought we would have a little fun and pretend that he was after us. We got good at finding tracks, and were very surprised at how far up the mountainside trucks will dare to travel on such rough roads. We mainly stuck to dirt bike and mountain biking trails, but at one point our path was blocked by fallen trees, so we had to make a decision - go up the side of the hill, or retreat back down the path we just came up. Well, where is the fun in that?! We went up, of course!
Here are a few pics of our adventures this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by.
We had planned on heading straight to the top, but then hit our "turn around time." We had to get off the mountain before it got dark, and so we opted to not climb the rest of the way to the top... I know we'll go back another time to reach the top, though. What we did was a 2 1/2 hour hike, but you could spend all day on that mountain exploring!
Dirt bike trails.... we saw only one bike today.
Mountain Bike trails. These guys do a great job of maintaining their trails. It's encouraging to run across one of these trails when you are in the bush because you know it will always lead back to the main road!
We followed a really rough road at one point, and there were still truck tracks heading up here. I joked that Steve could just go get our truck and pick me up at the top!! He didn't go for it.
The weather was perfect hiking weather!
Road block.... so...
We went up...
But then on the side of the hill, we were met with more fallen trees. I opted to go under this tree, Steve went over. (The highlighted part shows where I crawled under).
It was much bigger and steeper than a picture can show.
What a fun day... where are we going tomorrow, Husband?!
Stamper's Note: If you come here to see my stamping projects, I promise I will post some more of those very soon. I spent the morning scrapbooking in my boys' books. Tomorrow morning I will put the finishing touches on those pages and then post them on here.