Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mountains were not meant for mermaids!

This summer we have decided to pick up a new hobby! Last week we went to the County Courthouse and pick up a hiking guide. Neither Jesse or I have ever been big when it comes to hiking, so on our first hike we took 2 liters of soda, a big bag of candy, and wore Levis with flip-flops... just kidding we're not that out of it. We were prepared as much as we could be when we went on our first hike today. We decided to start our hobby out with the shortest hike in the pamphlet, which was 1.8 miles. This was a neat hike, it's called the Wind Caves.

Jesse on the hiking trail! It was a perfect day to go hiking, not too hot and not too cold!

Taking a break :) I thought it was really tiring. I was the leader and was taking baby steps all the way up the mountain. I didn't want Jesse to be the leader because I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with him without dying.

This is where the trail lead us... kinda scary, but VERY pretty.

Nature is so pretty!!! During the hike Jesse did all that he could to keep me focused on the trail rather than on the plants and bugs around us... as is shown in the picture below :)

We found little caves while we were hiking to the Wind Caves.

Taking another pit-stop

Enjoying the view... We were up so high that the cars on the highway looked like toy cars.

After an hour and a half of hiking up a mountain we finally made it to the caves. It was scary because at the edge of the cave was a cliff. It rained the night before we went hiking, so we had to be very careful not to slide right off the cliff because of mud.

Jesse standing on a ledge inside the cave.

My turn... so excited to be at the top

Inside the cave looking up. It was so pretty

The entrance of the cave.

Heading back down to the car. It took about 45 minutes to walk down the trail.

We were both so excited, as you can tell, when we finally could see the parking lot!

The Wind Caves was a really fun hike and we are really excited to do another one, hopefully we will be in better shape! By the end of the summer, who knows, we may have hiking sticks and look like legit hikers.

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