Thursday, July 22, 2010

North County Tour - Picture Post

Last Wednesday we got to spend the day with Faith.  It was a beautiful day, so we headed north for a nice day in the woods.  Over the years we have taken this drive many times, every few years.  Along the way, we saw Mt. St. Helens.....

......and the North Fork of the Lewis.

Then we stopped at Big Creek Falls.  There is a hiking trail there that was about 1 1/2 miles long roundtrip.  On the trail we saw these huge trees.

Notice the beautiful sky:)

Reid gave Hunter a ride part of the way.  It was getting a little too long for him.

Big Creek Falls

At the end of the trail.

My little woodsman, Walker.

Then we drove a couple miles further up the road to Lower Falls.  First off we had a picnic.

Then we were ready to go hiking again.  On the Big Creek Falls trail we were able to use the stroller part of the way.  This time David took Walker in the backpack.

Tara and Aimee (on the wrong side of the lookout).

Lower Falls - Even though I have a ton of these pictures that look almost exactly the same, I always take another one.  It is sooo pretty here.

Aimee, Rachel and Tara above the falls.

Tara found a cool multi-colored rock.  I kinda thought it looked like a heart.

Everyone wanted to get a little wet, so off came the shoes and socks.

Skipping (or throwing) rocks.

Hunter had to join in, too!!

Aunty Faith and Bronwyn.

After our short hike to Lower Falls, it was time for Mom and the 3 littles to take a rest.  The rest of the family wanted to hike to Middle Falls.  As you can see from the picture, it wasn't the greatest trail!!  It was about 1 3/4 miles long.  I drove the van further up the road to the Middle Falls turnout to wait for the rest of the family to get there.  It felt like they took FOREVER!!  Luckily Walker went to sleep almost right away and slept for an hour.  He woke up right before the hikers got back to the van.

Middle Falls

Reid went fishing at a couple places.

It turned out to be an awesome day.  Hope you enjoyed the picture tour:)


  1. Ohhh, that looks like such a fun day and pretty too! Thanks for the picture tour! Luv Mona:)

  2. What an awesome looking day! Love family outings!

  3. So glad you got such a beautiful day with Faith and got to soak a little PacNW into her heart so when she's stressed she can think of all that lovliness and relax!

  4. So beautiful and relaxing looking:)