About our adventures in hiking, starting a family, and other very riveting topics.
We've been hiking the past couple Sundays and I'm hoping we can keep it up and make it into a tradition. It's hard to carve out time when we can go on the weekends when Big Mac isn't napping, but having a set time that we go seems to make it easier. We decided to call the hikes Sunday Afternoons, because that's the brand of hat we always wear and put on the kids too so we thought it was fitting.
Kins is pretty good about getting carried on Tim's back in the back carrier. She does like to get down and explore some, but she is a huge cuddle bug and is nearly always content to be carried around places in general. For example, she often is desperate to be carried and tries to get away with not walking on the way into the library or store from the car. Big Mac is not so easy to carry when he doesn't want to be carried. He's got a lot of cuddle bug in him too, he's constantly demanding, "may me!" (carry me), but only when it suits him, which is never in new places. He won't even walk 10 feet in the correct direction if he is walking. He gets very firm opinions about what he wants to be doing, and shoos me off with an offended, "Noooooo!" When I attempt to lead him by hand. So, we had to just put him in the carrier and let him cry it out for the first hike. Before that one, we hadn't been in awhile when he was forced to sit for over an hour total. He cried for awhile, but he finally reached the acceptance phase. He realized life wasn't too bad being toted around and started to enjoy the sights. The next hike he was actually happy nearly the whole time, so it was much more fun for everyone.
This past Sunday we went up to Greens Basin. Most of the hike is through thick forest, so it's a great one for a hot day. I've been up a few times, but this was Tim's first time. The first time I went, Laura and I walked up on a moose and surprised him (and us!). Tim and I made some noise to try to avoid that happening. We did see lots of moose tracks, but no actual moose.
We saw some cool huge trees along the trail.
Finally, Tim got in on a picture. He was the photographer most of this hike because I didn't have any pockets.
Moose track. Hard to make it out in the picture, but these were huge.