Autumn Leaves

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Big E, little g and I walked on the Stewart Falls hike yesterday to enjoy the beautiful fall colors. There are few places on earth as lovely as the mountains at Sundance at any time of year, but in the fall it is spectacular. Just driving in the canyon you can see exploding reds, oranges and yellows set against the green if the pines. The colors alone deserve a trip even without enjoying the fresh air, the bubbling brook, or the laughter of my little kids.

Seashore Babies

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My family had a big reunion at Laguna Beach, CA. First you must know that I came from a large family which has grown exponentially. Little g is less than a year old and is one of four babies born in the last 10 months. With such a large group it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of cousins.

We loved our trip! Mountain Dad loved body surfing, swimming and body boarding. Big E loved cousins and digging in the sand. Little g loved grandma, and trying to eat the sand which Mountain Mom did NOT like. Overall we loved the sand, sun and family. Can’t wait till next year!

Caves week: Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park

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This post went live originally on August 28, 2012. I thought it’d be a good one to re-post for my Cave Exploration Week.

Our Mountain Family went to the middle of nowhere Nevada for a little camp out. Great Basin National Park is very remote but has some impressive parts to it. My favorite was a tour of Lehman caves, an underground adventure with stalactites, stalagmites and even cave bacon. Big E was a little reluctant in the cave and little g was a little vocal. Maybe she liked to hear her echo but she loved to baby talk, especially when the tour guide was talking.

After the cave we camped at Wheeler Campground which is high up, 11000 feet to be exact. The evening rain showers scared us a bit since we forgot or rain fly but luckily we used our Noah’s tarp that we had packed as a beach sun shade (you’ll see why in my next post).

Little g’s first campout

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Little g did awesome on her first ever campout. We went to Ponderosa Pines campground by Mt. Nebo, part of the Wasatch Cache Uinta National Forest. The campsite we were at was right by a stream which provided plenty of entertainment for Big E and his cousins. The photos are of little g with her cousin and grandma as well as a photo of the Devils Kitchen, a short hike off the beautiful Mt. nebo scenic byway which we explored the next morning. It was lots of fun for everyone!p