I know I've posted a lot of things and said a lot of things about our hike at Lake 22 in Snohomish, now I finally have the rest of the pictures to go with it. About time I know!
I loved hiking this summer, not the complaining and the, at times physically dragging of said children to the hike, up the trail, down the trail, and then trying to keep up with them as they dash for the car, but just getting out in nature and doing something for me.
I hiked as a kid but like so many things for me and my memories, things I did as a kid always seems to have some negative feeling/memory that is attached to things. So it takes me awhile to get around to retrying things as an adult and remember I'm the adult here! I think that will be a lifetime of constantly telling myself I'm the adult and in charge!
So hike we did and I have plans for more hikes and adventures for next spring/summer! The kids however, not so much. I have found though that if they have hiking partners it goes that much easier!
Here are some of what I took up the trail, around the lake, and down the trail...I had such a wonderful time enjoying friendship, my children at times, and nature!
Eli...what can I say. He was ticked that I would NOT carry his backpack for him...we were maybe 30 minutes into the hike. He took his anger out on the trail and stomped a good way up it!
The next 3 pictures are of a waterfall...love listening to the water.
I definitely would go on this hike again, however we are going to conquer Mt. Pilchuck sans kids next summer and I am really looking forward to that hike, finding new hikes and checking out The Grove of Patriarchs and the Ape Caves and a few more!
On that note, there are only 10 months until summer...but who's counting!?!