Seriously, if you guys would just start paying me to blog about the trivialities of my life and adventures I could get these things up faster. Probably only take a few thousand dollars each. Small price to pay to get the blog post of the adventure up on the day of the adventure. Or maybe the next day, I'm not that disciplined. Never mind.
Let us take a short look back, say 4 days ago, to our most recent adventure.
Our contract here is coming to a close and we are prioritizing what we want to see and do before we leave. I had heard of a beautiful lake on the northern peninsula with a waterfall. Yup, that's pretty much all it takes to make the list. Pretty + Waterfall = Must Do.
So we drove up to Lake Crescent to see Marymere Falls. And, oddly, we encountered the worst traffic of the contract so far. Got stuck behind an accident twice and line painting truck once. Added about three hours to the trip driving total. Awesome.
Was it worth it?
|Isn't it always?|
|Mt. Storm King looms over the lake.|
|Storm King slopes away to the right.|
|I love trails|
|Continuing our theme of walking into shady places.|
|Nice, flat, pretty trail.|
|Happy to be out of the car, the kids climbed everything.|
|Yep, climbed that too.|
|We all managed to stop and marvel at some huge trees|
|Trying to get perspective...something's missing though.|
|There it is. That tree has to be at least 50 Max's tall.|
|Tempting, but no.|
|Of course, there has to be a rushing stream.|
|And of course Michael has to check it for life.|
|Yes kids, daddy is taking another long exposure shot. "Groan"|
|Reduce, reuse and recycle. Beats hauling lumber into a forest.|
|Hark, I hear a waterfall.|
|Just too tired to climb anything else.|
|Now, there's a pretty waterfall.|
|JUST KIDDING! climb, climb, climb|
|Marymere Falls in all its glory.|
|Ok, what kid could resist?|
|Then it was time to head back.|
|Look! A bipedal tree!|
|We stumbled upon a gravel bar with rock stacks and Michael had to add one.|
|Gotta get it juuuuuust right.|
|Still living burnt out tree.|
|Blurry picture, but a theme is emerging...pesty rabbit ears.|
|Frolicking among the giants|
|Pesty rabbit ears.|
|They call it Pyramid Mountain for some dang reason.|
|Nice spot for a quiet sit.|
|Beautiful view, but it needs more....|
|Back into the woods.|
|Found this turtle tree stump. Sarah got a better picture.|
Yeah, it was worth the traffic.