Saturday, April 20, 2013

We had another great family hike today, on a trail Tonka and I rode down 3 years ago.  We went a little too far and were all footsore and a little whiny by the time we got back.  I have what I call "NextCorner-itis" and it's hard for me to decide to turn around, even if I know what's just around the next corner. 

Right at the beginning was an interesting rock formation where you could see that several lava flows had layered one on top of the other.  Since Liam is studying this kind of stuff in school right now it was fun to point it out to him.

This tree looks like it might get up and walk away:

Katia found a good place to sit:

Another amazing root structure:

Looking straight up a cliff - the moss was very pretty:

A huge blade of rock separated from the rest by a deep, dark crevice:

Rock climbing.  Can you believe he hikes in mud boots?

On the way back we spotted something we hadn't seen the first time:

Here's a closer look.  Nests!

The sun decided to grace us with its presence as we neared the end of our hike:

I really, really wanted to walk across the bridge, but I was a good girl:

This next picture is the same area, from above.  I took this on one of my rides with Tonka.  Beautiful view of the Palouse River with Steptoe Butte sticking up in the distance.  I think our next hike might be at Steptoe.  All my years living in this area and I haven't been there.


arlene said...

This area is so pretty. I love the rocks!

SheMovedtoTexas said...

So pretty and lots of cool stuff to see there!