We are starting to get a few glimpses into warmer weather. So Dad thought this was a great opportunity to take his girls for a hike in Boulder. The choice for today would be Mommys’ nemesis, Mount Sanitas. We enjoyed the initial part of the climb playing with all the puppies. There were too many to count. Their owners would stop and let us play with their dog while they expressed constant concern over the fact that our dog looked like he was about to die. Poor Mr. Wyatt hung in there all day but he is definitely showing his age.
We hadn’t been hiking for too long before Reagan wanted a picture of how high she was. Unbeknownst to her we still had a ways to go.
Here you can see the girls tackling part of the reasoning for the nemesis title. When you have a bad knee millions of vertical odd shaped steps do not make for a comfortable day.
We kept motoring on and the kids even made time to pose with the scenery.
As we were nearing the top we came across a large rock formation. Kayla was now demanding to use her own legs so we unloaded and took a short break. The big kids took this opportunity to do some rock climbing.
Upon further exploration the girls also found an eagle painted on the rock wall. They determined that this must be the drawings of an ancient indian civilization.
We posed for one more shot and continued onward and upward.
Soon we reached the summit. We stopped long enough for Sydney to do her business in the nearby woods and then continued on.
On the way down the kiddos were beginning to tire down. Sydney was having fun passing the time with small trail runs. She took one mis-step and fell down scrapping her knees. She was not alone, Dad also tumbled a couple times and banged up his arm. Reagan however was a pro. This child who is usually our whiner was doing great. She was really tiring down as well but she motored on. She was awesome! A fun family adventure. Yet, Mount Sanitas remains a nemesis in Mom’s book! Until next time.