Now I take my kids out. We get out a lot in the summer. They both have to walk on their own now, so we don't go very far, but we have adventures and enjoy exploring. I like to get out without my kids, too. I look up flowers, observe birds and wildlife, and soak up the smells and sounds of the woods and mountains. We are so fortunate to have an abundance of trails of infinite variety in our area. It will take a lifetime to explore every nook and cranny, but I am excited to try them all out! I'm sure I will write more about hiking later, but I'll end with a few pictures from this year's adventures.
Here is Gabriel negotiating some snow patches on the way to Talapus Lake.