Thursday, September 5, 2013

North Carolina Day Hiking

June30 – July 6, 2013

We spent a week with a friend’s parents near Brevard, NC. In addition to our flooded-out overnight, we spent most of the weekend tramping around the mountains and having a good time.

Cool Clouds

This is the view off the back porch. Sometimes you can see a lot more mountains, but not the week we were there.

Sock Butterfly

This butterfly loooved my sock, kept coming back despite repeatedly being looked at by the kids.

Sunglasses Retention Strap

Boo tied my sunglasses to my hat so I wouldn't lose them.

Picking Blueberries

We found some free-range (feral?) blueberries.


Even though it was the first weekend in July, it was rainy and cool most of the time. This was the only time we waded, and we weren't in the water for long.

Compass Work

We took time for compass practice. She can consistently get the compass flat enough to work, and is getting better at remembering that the red end (as opposed to the white end) is north.

Hiking Stick

She found a lot of hiking sticks. This one had some serious moss growing on it.

Kids Observing the Newt

Boo spotted this tiny newt on the trail. I'd seen it and dismissed it as a leaf bit. The kids were enthralled, and appropriately respectful.

We saw a lot of waterfalls, a lot of overlooks. We got very wet. We once covered the entire deck with drying gear. We ate a lot of smashed sammiches. The girls went to a Woodsy Owl program on the 4th.

Do you plan your vacations around being outdoors, or do you just squeeze some in if you can, or do you leave vacations for being lazy?

No comments:

Post a Comment