Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Break day 2

We decided to do a little hiking and see what we could see....
6 miles later - we could see the WHOLE valley....

And I was starting to need chocolate.. I think I might have been hallucinating.... 
does this rock look like a dinosaur?

We were told that if we hiked far enough we could see a river.
I didn't see it - so I sent the boys to the top of the hill to tell me if we were close.

I found a tree!!!

And while they were checking for a river - I looked off over the valley again - 
Just WOW was about all we could say.

And there they are - up at the top - and Nope.... the river was a whole 'nother range away!

Since we hadn't packed chocolate we decided to hike back to the other river and hit another trail.

Do you think that people lived in those caves?
( You know like millions of years ago, before houses were invented?)

Now we are at the second trail - we hiked to the car, stopped for a little lunch and headed back out. I kid you not - my boys have no off... until it comes to homework - THAT they can procrastinate about!

My boys! Holding up the world
and holding down the rocks?

We hiked out to a rock to sit and see the river valley.
One boy decided to hike a little bit further - and he saw what we were sitting on.
SHOCK!!!  It was a ledge!

We all had to have a picture on it ;-)

This hike was 6.7 miles. One of them has a GPS watch.

At the end of the trail there was a great hill.
One child challenged another to a race - and Dad had to show them all up.
I walked the bottom - so you all could get perspective.
I am nice that way ..
I like Vacation.


Missy Shay said...

I love hiking, and the view was beautiful!

Tami C said...

Thanks for including me on your family outing! You really have some lovely pictures there! Colorado is SOOO beautiful!

Rubydell said...

I like you liking your vacation!!! But I like my vacation that doesn't involve mountain tops. I've done the highs and the lows, so now I appreciate the mostly levels!

Kate said...

Wow, that's a lot of hiking! It's gorgeous country for it.