On July 3rd Nick and Jonas and I, plus a group of friends and family, took advantage of a ridiculously gorgeous day and hiked up into the Bowl on Mt. Marathon. It's not a real far distance, but it's got some decent elevation to it - make you work your leg muscles! Absolutely incredibly breathtaking. We try to get up there at least once every summer, just to remind ourselves how amazing our area is. This is basically our backyard!
The photos are actually in reverse order, but I didn't want to take the time to mess with them - I'm running out of time before my bedtime. So, start at the bottom if you want!
Hard work coming down some of the steep parts with a kid on your back! This section wasn't bad at all, though.
That's our town!
Jonas and Laif quickly zeroed in on the cold snow-melt river. Throwing rocks is so much fun!
Jonas can't wait to get a pack of his own!
Look ma, no hands! I think he's going to be a great hiker.
I wish someone had told me to take off my hat and sunglasses - could have gotten a great family picture. Oh well, these are good too I guess.
The whole group! Family, friends, and random people my mom met at church and invited along!
Are you jealous of my home?