Just when I thought we wouldn't be able to go hike to Blue Lake this year, we go. Yay. It was kind of a last-minute decision made on Friday evening - but it all worked out and I was oh-so-happy to get outdoors and hike.
Overall the kids did really great. They each had their moments - well, Miles didn't complain once and Lucy didn't hardly at all either (but she was carried in a pack the whole time). Jonas and Emmy had a couple of whiny moments, but they really did a great job. It is a 6.6 mile hike - and it's actually a hike, not just a walk in the woods. So a little whine is expected. They all had a blast once we got to the lake. We didn't get the afternoon thunderstorm that was predicted and we were happy about that (we = Ben and myself; the kids wanted to wear their rain-gear of trash bags and thus be "Trash Monsters" as they have been on previous hikes).
The drive up to the trail-head was just beautiful! So beautiful! The yellow aspens were as brilliant as the sun itself. It was amazing and the drive alone was worth it. So the hike was just an added bonus. Such a nice day - yay!
Yay for a day out of doors and in the beautiful fall mountains!