First of all, let us introduce you to the newest member! GoPro hero3!
You'll probably notice the pictures are a bit wider and different looking.
Our first hike with the whole gang!
With 11 kids ages 9 months to 10 years, it actually and surprisingly went really well.
We heard that the hike was only 2 miles, then we heard 7 miles, then I just read on the Davis County Map that it's 3.3 miles roundtrip. The map also claimed to have a water fall and pool at the end. We're not sure how far we went, as we didn't' see a waterfall or pool at the end, but the kids and mamas were happy so that's all that counts, right?
You may be asking, how does one hike with so many kids? Well, you have to have the appropriate baby wearing gear for sure. (Just play some The Price is Right music in your head with an awesome announcer saying the following.)
Stephanie has on little Ellis wearing a Snugly baby carrier, that she only had used a handful of times before. She gives it a thumbs dowwwwn.
Harmony is wearing Aiko using an Osprey Packs Poco Carrier (similar to this one.) hiking pack and gives it a neutral as she isn't quite sure if she had it right and it was her first time carrying Aiko. (Usually, she hikes with her husband and he always carries Aiko and she carries Orion.) There is plenty of storage though.
Instead, we found the path to be just fine.
The extra water just made the river flow extra hard and loud and looked so clean.
We only passed 2 other people and one dog. Luckily, he was happy to take our group picture. Plus, he totally bonded with little Rizden over his man bun, and he had one too.
The hike was so lovely. We had to cross the river quite a few times. Sometimes, without reason, mainly just to see what was on the other side.
We gave the kids a few lessons about edible plants, which they literally, ate right up. Figuratively and literally.
Corbin found a rock that looked like Utah. So you know, we had to take a photo, because, UTAH.
As you can see, Locke loved his finds. He carried them all the way back to the end. Ready to try and regrow them at home.
Oh, okay, so there was mud. At the very beginning, which we were sure to avoid, but on the way back was a different story. Luckily, there was so much water that there was a large pond at the beginning by the parking lot, so the kids basically washed off there. Plus just went crazy and got sopping wet.
Just south of the Bountiful Temple on the East Bench.
3.3 Miles (or how ever far you want to go.) 1 to 2 hours up and back