Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunting For Leprechauns

Sydney blew out the candles on her birthday cake and we were off to spend another weekend in the woods.   She had requested a weekend of hiking,  playing on rocks, and some swimming.  Of course, we can accommodate that.  This would be our second trip to Powder Mill.  Three years earlier, my 40th birthday, was spent there.

Heading out

Our campsite

This is where we are going?
Coffee in hand, we began our 1 1/2 mile trek to Blue Springs.  Sydney and I had completed this hike in our pj's in 2009.  Jim was busy taking sawyer certification classes while we enjoyed our day.

All dressed up and ready to go

Getting our HIKE on

Is that a Leprechaun?

First snake 

Journal time

We made it

What an honor

Family feet
That was the coldest water I have ever felt.  Sydney loved it and we had to gently discourage her from doing a belly flop into it.

Family photo


Hello spring

Pulled a tooth today

Perfect packing

Our Subaru holds a LOT of gear.  You just have to pack it correctly.

I found that rock

Destination #2
We spent Saturday night in the backcountry.  My first sleep over in a working forest.

Working forest


Early a.m. hike with Dad for rocks
   I love weekends with my family.

1 comment:

Kate said...

What a good time! :) I am sooo ready to go camping. Once soccer season is over, we're definitely hitting the road!