Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Hiking along the Creek

There was a trail that we had been wanting to try, but timing hadn't worked out. When we were all together again we thought - lets go!! and then it snowed, enough that they closed the highway by our house. So we made cookies and tried again the next day.

Which was awesome ! We were the FIRST on the trail after the snowstorm!!!!  

And it was cold!!!! But you always forget how warm you get going up 2000 feet,... it was awesome!

 We started through this.... Lots of Snow and a little cloudy..

But Climbed high enough to get to this!!!

You could see Deer, and Elk prints, as well as a coyote, and Bunny - but no human prints!!!

Until us.... and ta da!!! A snow angel appeared!!!

I think snow and cloudy skies give you a good change to practice your Black and White Photography!!

And you know - one of my kids and I have almost perfected the Triple Play Photo... so we HAD to try it. Now serious question... how many of you hike with light sabers in your backpack??

Just being out here is so good for the soul... it smells so good. There is really nobody around and wow!!

There was supposed to be a creek, so we were careful about where we stepped - but I think since we took the high trail, the creek never passed us - we just meandered a long it.

our intent was to go to pizza for dinner on the way home, but our favorite pizza place was closed. Across the street was a Mexican Restaurant - and now! I have a NEW FAVORITE Mexican place. It was amazing!!! 
Now to just go back!!!

Happy Trails!!!

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Linda Swanekamp said...

What a wonderful hike-the scenery, the company and the photos! Thanks for sharing.

Delighted Hands said...

What a wonderful time you enjoyed on this hike! Beautiful photos!

Kate said...

Looks like an amazing walk. We actually hit almost 70 here yesterday and I wandered out to the park for walk. Not as gorgeous as your snow, but the sky was beautiful.

Sherrill said...

Was that the pizza joint I met you at when delivering the top? You guys are CRAZY getting out in weather like that (I know you love it)! I'd be home in front of the fireplace! BRRRR

Gypsy Quilter Designs said...

Gorgeous pictures. Good thing your short youngin's are wearing red so you can find them. LOL.

No I honestly can say that I've never hiked anywhere with a light saber in my pocket.

Glad you're home safe and sound. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What an amazingly wonderful outing - you are so right about the air smelling good! Dark and rainy here so your blue skies are most welcome sights!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous scenery! Your photos are amazing!

Kathleen said...

What fun! The family that plays with light sabers... There must be a saying for that!

Mystic Quilter said...

Now this post makes me miss like heck our Winters in the UK, all the fun we had s kids, then our own kids, worth all the wet clothes and frozen fingers and toes. Beautiful photos.

Susan said...

Wonderful pictures, color and black and white! And a new favorite Mexican place? Ooooh, that sounds wonderful!

betty-NZ said...

Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!