Monday, July 11, 2011

Hiking on a Lazy Sunday

Sorry that I've disappeared off the face of the earth these past few days, but I've had a super busy weekend. I'm not sure where to begin, so I guess I'll start at the beginning. I babysat my mom's boyfriend's brothers two daughters (so pretty much my cousins). They're so cute! We played games, made pasta, scootered, and did lots of arts and crafts. It was so fun. We made window art.

Then I slept over at my friend's house with a bunch of friends, it was lots and lots of fun. The next day, despite feeling exhausted, we went hiking. What started out as an innocent hike to the top of a mountain, turned out to a five hour hike through a super long ridge trail. We took lots of pictures.

There were lots of cows on the trail, and they were fun to look at from far away. However, we did have the unfortunate occurrence of running into a cow on the trail. We were so scared we practically pissed ourselves, so we had to go around (through the prickly grass). I legitimately thought I was going to die.

We found a tree with lots of carvings on it, and decided to make our own. It says A squared J. A for Adam and Aaron, and J for Julia!

 See the vultures?

We saw lots of wildlife, including this beetle.

And just for fun, you can see my tiny feet in comparison to Adam's monstrous feet. All in all, the hike was lots of fun. Around ten to twelve miles long - it was great for bonding, as well as discussing our plans for backpacking across Europe next summer. I hope it works out!

I love hiking, last year I hiked down the Grand Canyon, it was gorgeous. Do you like to hike? Where have you been that's especially spectacular?


  1. God I can just imagine the blisters I'd get if I walked that far!

  2. Surprisingly, I didn't get any blisters! My glutes just hurt from the trek :/


    I gave you an award!

  4. I wish i had the motivation to hike!

  5. @Hazel: Thank you! I'll check it out.

    @Lucy: You do! Just push yourself and grab a friend of sibling! :)

  6. I love the pictures your show us in this post! Beautiful landscape!