Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Hiking List- Cascade Springs

This was the trail I was most excited about hiking this summer because I had heard it was perfect for little kids.  I expected it to be a 45-minute drive, but it was in fact an hour-and-a-half drive.  Waaay at the top of the Alpine loop.  I was a bit perturbed about the long drive (even though it was beautiful I hate long drives, especially with kids in the car), and when we got there it was just a quick, 15 minute walk in a circle around some springs that I don't think you were allowed to touch.  Well....I was not about to drive that long to look at water.  We got in the water :)  The place was extremely gorgeous: meadows of wildflowers, crystal clear water that the signs said were clean enough to drink (we didn't), and walkways and boardwalks to tread on.  We even stopped at Sundance on our way home and got some dinner and treats.  I wouldn't make that trip again, but we sure got some gorgeous pictures.  And Jacked loved it so so much and talked about it for weeks after, so it was definitely worth it.

Also, Olivia fell asleep in the car on the way there which never happens, and her head was bobbing around with her crazy hair flying in the breeze from her open window.  Berlin apparently thought it was the funniest thing that she had ever seen and was laughing hysterically.  So that was awesome too.  Don't worry, I got a picture of that as well.

See the rest of our summer hiking list here and scroll back to see more hikes.

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