Wednesday, July 10, 2013


 Waking up early seems more fun when you do it in a tent.
 Daisy and Oma worked hard on the scavenger hunt.  The winner was promised a $1 bill as a prize but they all worked so hard that it was hard to determine who it was.  In the end my mom ended up with an empty wallet and a bunch of happy kids.

 They made bead necklaces and bracelets and also spent hours gluing googly eyes to rocks and sticks.  Rocky made herself a pet rock named Rocko and Daisy made a piece of bark with one eye which she named Frankie and insists is a zombie.

 Instead of hiking bald mountain like we have in the past it seemed like more fun to try something new.  After reading in Jeff's hiking guide we settled on a four mile route that promised to be "all downhill."  It said that an experienced hiker should be able to make it in an hour.
We thought it would be perfect to keep things short because we had left all the kids back at camp.

It was a beautiful afternoon with a nice cool breeze and we were thrilled with the beauty of the scenery.

 After a couple of miles we stopped for a snack break.  After consulting the book it looked like it was going to end up being more like 5 miles.  We briefly discussed the idea of turning back but after Jeff read the description of the gorgeous view we would get of the lake from above we unanimously decided to carry on.  I can't remember all the details but I remember that it said that  words cannot describe, and pictures cannot depict the breathtaking view.
 With an endorsement like that how could we not go?
 Instead of being back in 1 hour it took us 6.  By the end we were all out of water and Sue saved everyone when she snuck into a stranger's camp and filled the water bottles from their cooler.

The "killer hike" has already become one of my favorite memories with my family.  It was worth it for the view but it would have been worth it just for the stories.

 Rosy spent the time that we were gone with her new BFF Gertie.
 Matt made a camping masterpiece with his s'more flavored Woof 'em.  If you don't know what that is then you are seriously missing out.
 We had a contest to see who could make the best mad face and I thought that Rocky was definitely in the running.
 We also had a chance to cool off in the Provo Falls.

The Isaacson family camping trip is the best.  Next year if I remember I will actually take pictures of my cousins and aunts and uncles.  I really love them all so much and it is the best when we can hang out.

1 comment:

Kaylee Snyder said...

Missed everyone, dang teacher trainings! I heard about the crazy hike though. Reminds me of a "short" trip down river and your super clawed back. Hmmm... that was my dad too. Maybe he should be banned from his outdoors guides.