Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hiking Silver Falls

In early spring (if that's what you can call it) Austin and I made a summer goal to hike every Monday. Seeing how summer didn't even start until mid-July we obviously haven't held true to our goal, but yesterday we last minute decided to drive over to Silver Falls for some fresh air and some good old thigh burn. 

We didn't end up getting to the State Park until 5:30ish PM, but there was still plenty of sun left. So we hit the trails. I decided to carry Maisie in the hiking pack (oh vey) but I made tentative plans to switch with Austin some where along the way. That was a good extra 30 pounds with baby/pack/water bottles/ emergency items. I ended up making it all the way through the top of South Falls and then Austin and I made the switch at the bridge. 

Here are some pictures of our hike:

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upper south falls

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upper south falls

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right after the switch

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lower south falls

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behind the falls

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lower south falls

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yum. pinecone.

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I am now just starting to feel sore. Tomorrow might be rough.
Cross your fingers Maisie let's me sleep tonight. I am one exhausted mommy.

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