(I never thought I'd be so entranced with bird watching...but it was so neat to see!)
This time of year is, in my opinion, the best time for good hikes -- because all the waterfalls and streams fill up with fresh water from all the rain and mountain snow.
(Notice the white trees! They remind me of birch trees? But I'm not sure....I love how they stand out)
There have been many rain and wind storms this year. So we had to climb over a lot of broken-down trees. Here is a photo of one tree's after-effects!
After we hiked up an hour, wind started picking up and rain started slightly drizzling down. My wifely instinct told Ryan we better head down to be safe.
This hike was wonderful! It's been a few months since we've been able to get up to the mountains, for it's been pretty busy! We can't wait for the day when we live a little more on our own schedule and can do this frequently! Included with numerous camping trips!