Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summertime Hiking

Summer has finally arrived here in Washington, and we couldn't be happier! After Adam's T-ball game on Saturday, we decided to head out to the woods, instead of going home to clean the house and do laundry - and who could blame us? Laundry can wait when it's a beautiful 80 degrees outside! We packed up some water and snacks into a backpack and headed up to Twin Falls near the town of North Bend.
Here are my favorite guys ready to go! We did this same hike last summer, but didn't go all the way up to the bridge over the falls. Something about being 8 months pregnant with a baby pushing his feet into my lungs didn't make me want hike to the top. But - nothing was stopping us this year! Scott carried Jackson on his back, which was an adventure in itself. Jackson kept throwing his weight back and forth trying to pull the leaves off the trees. He had a great time on his first hike. Although, in this picture he doesn't seem too excited. This is from the bridge at the top of the falls.
This one captures a little more excitement.

Again - my favorite guys! You have to walk down a whole bunch of very steep stairs to get down to this view of the upper falls. Adam was a trooper and walked all the way down and then practically ran up the stairs on the way back out.

After going up to the bridge, we hiked back down to a spot where you can get down to the river. We had a great time playing in the water and hopping on the boulders. Jackson thought the water was too cold, but he did enjoy sitting by the river and trying to eat the rocks.

Adam was fearless on these rocks! He and Scott did some boulder hopping and Adam almost pulled Scott into the water several times!
Adam and I got into a nice water fight, which was fun!

Scott caught this great picture of Adam jumping in to splash me. After playing in the water and chasing after a little water snake, we packed up and hiked out. It was a great way to spend the afternoon together. We are all excited to have many more days like this over the next month or two!


Sarah said...

Wow, your husband's lookin' good!!

The Conrad Family said...

Looks like so much fun!! Those are some cute boys!

Shay said...

that's a great hike. we love Talus Rock, right around there, too!