Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hiking above Soldier Mt.

We haven't done anything with our adventurous Hansen family friends since last year's Green Canyon trip, so it was overdue for us to get together! We did a short sweet hike to Ross Falls in the the South Hills the day after school got out and boy was it lovely! I haven't seen the hills that green in a long time. There were wild flowers everywhere-- forget-me-nots, buttercups, salvia, and bright green new ferns uncurling along the path. I was so sad I forgot my camera! The next week when we met up again with the Hansens, this time in Fairfield to explore the area behind Soldier Mt., I at least had my camera phone. June is so beautiful in the mountains. I can hardly stand it! A phone camera does the actual experience no justice but I always try. (How do you capture the amazing smell, the expanse of blue sky and the panoramic view?) After hiking we had dinner and s'mores over a campfire. We lamented that we didn't bring tents so that we could stay overnight but really, day trips are SO MUCH easier and simpler. :-)

1 comment:

Ammanda said...

That sounds fun & looks so beautiful!