The best way to wrap up a day in the mountains?? Relaxing by the waterfall with/on daddy!!
The waterfall along the road to the hike.Exploring the rocks around the waterfall... our kids FAVORITE part of hiking. This actual hike was pretty unrocky and Avery was getting bored because she couldn't have 'adventures'!!Then we started letting her go off the trail and she had a much better time!!!!Yup, I was there too!Gorgeous!!!
But Sunday's hike to Burning Bear Creek changed my mind!!! While it may not be quite as awe-inspiring as the peak of fall color in the midwest, the combo of the yellow aspens and evergreens is pretty amazing!It was a perfect day to get to the mountains! We had record breaking heat in Denver, so the mountains were in the 70's... aaahhhh... This trail was super shady, so I didn't get very many good pictures of the fam. I don't really understand how to get good pictures when the subject is shady, but the background is crazy bright. And then, of course, there is Oliver's smile to contend with.
But the scenery was pretty gorgeous! Avery brought her classroom stuffed animal, Lars, along for the hike. We had to document everything we did while he was with us, so this was for her project.This was such a skinny part of the trail- where we eventually ran into some cows blocking the path! We made that our turn around point!