Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hike to Donut Falls

Today we ventured with the boys to Donut Falls. It's a 1.5 mile hike that is fairly easy. They had such a great time!

Sean was totally obsessed with this ant hill. He calls ants his "friends."

At the top there is a really steep waterfall with a donut hole shape in the middle. We didn't really get a good picture of it. We had a great day and the kids went to bed without a fuss! I should write a book called "101 Ways for a Fast and Easy Bedtime" and just fill it with exhausting activities for kids. Works like a charm! ;)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hike to Dog Lake

We decided to take the kids hiking one last time for the summer. We left the HOT Salt Lake Valley and proceded up to Brighton Ski Resort (where the trailhead is) only to be greeted by some chilly weather. We weren't quite prepared for the biting air, but we set off anyway. What a beautiful hike! I had no idea that the Wasatch Mountains held such treasured views! The boys had been to a primary activity where their faces had been painted like animals. Nick was the lucky "face artist" called upon by the primary president.
On the hike in we met up with a little girl with her dad that had fallen and she had blood running down her leg into her shoe. I gave them some items from our first aid kit and wished them the best. The hills were rocky and steep so we watched our footsteps a little closer after that.

Arrival at Dog Lake. We ate our lunches in the peace and serenity. We saw many small critters and enjoyed ourselves before making our decent.