Sunday, July 27, 2008

Just Around the Horseshoe Bend...

We went for another hike today, this time up toward Mt. Baker. There are quite a few hikes up there that I've had my eye on for a while--Lake Ann, Excelsior Pass, Bagley Lakes, Chain Lakes, etc., etc.--but they either are not too kid friendly, or are still covered with snow (or both!). So, in a compromise, we took a hike along the Horseshoe Bend Trail, just east of Glacier. I'm pretty sure this is the same one our friends, the Bergmans, took a hike on a couple weeks ago.

It was an overcast day, and the mist hung over the Nooksack the entire time. Very cool!

For much of hike, at least one of us was waiting for the rest of the group. We took Martha, my mom and dad's dog (she's on vacation at our house right now), and she's not exactly the best leash walker ever. And oh, the smells in the forest--so many scents, so little time! The boys were also unsure if they actually wanted to do the hike. They love being out in nature, they just dislike moving through it by hiking. I'm hoping that changes--maybe someday they'll complain I'm too slow. They'd have liked to have just stayed by the river making "awesome poses."

Or, they'd have been happy as clams just walking back and forth on this log, as in the video below. We spent about 20 minutes here, just after they'd been begging to go back to the car. When we said it was time to go back, they'd forgotten all that begging, and wanted to walk the log "just one more time, for a world record!" Boys.

That's about it for our hike today...hope everyone had a great weekend.


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