We missed hiking last week due to the Classical Conversations Parent Practicum where I spoke for three days, Leif and Lola attended learning camps, and Levi was a teen helper. [Luke was at summer camp all week.]
This week I’m prepping for speaking in Auburn, Washington, on Saturday and then leaving for a family camping trip on Sunday, but we still managed to get in several hours of hiking and swimming at McDowell Creek Falls today with Holly and Ivy. [We were last there in April.] We did some hefty hiking (those uphill slopes and steps are killer), but we also had lots of time for exploring, playing, and swimming. This is the first time the kids have ever walked under the three-tiered falls.
This is also the first time they walked up to the falls in the picture below.
It was also the first time we had ever walked up to the big falls. I’m not sure if you can see in the picture below, but Leif and Luke are standing under/behind the falls.
Another great adventure in the books.