As a finale for summer break, the kids agreed to a longer trail distance for a backpacking trip - but with a day of relaxing and exploring between the hike in and back out.
Jeffrey Pine bark really does smell like butterscotch!
Half-way through the hike - a view of the valley we would camp in.
Even with the very dry winter, water still flows through the creek and its chain of waterfalls...
...and the pools of water were extremely cold! Perfect for basking on hot rocks.
6 months ago