Weekend Hiking Adventure #2 | 2015

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On this weekend’s hiking adventure, we were accompanied by special guest, Dusty Crophopper.

This hike took us to a waterfall.  The weather was nice, a little windy at times, but the sun was shining, birds were busy chirping and building nests, desert parsley was blooming, balsam root flowers dotted the hillsides, butterflies were fluttering about, fire ants were on the trail scaring my girl ;), spiders were scurrying out of our way and the sky was perfectly blue with big, fluffy white clouds.  We were surprised that we actually made it all the way to the waterfall with a 3 year old and an almost 9 year old dog, who is not quite herself these days, but we did it.  Jos walked the entire way there by herself and most of the way back.  She did get a shoulder ride from her Daddy for part of the return trip. We had lunch by the stream…ham, cheese & mustard sandwiches, chips, red peppers and “green chocolate” as Jos says which is Green Tea chocolate from Japan courtesy of Auntie Etsuko. Addi hung out in the ERGO for most of the hike taking in the sights and sleeping but she got out of the pack during our lunch break and got to dip her toes in the cold stream.  I think she liked it.

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Nala girl, always looking back to make sure whoever is behind is still making it. 🙂  Sweet girl.

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The “Grumpy Old Troll” appeared out of nowhere making us solve riddles before we could cross the bridge.

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