Monday, July 26, 2010

Iron Bog Lake

For the Stewart Family Reunion during the 4th of July weekend we went on a hike to Iron Bog Lake. We had a picnic in the parking lot on a giant rock and then began our hike.

Talvyn and Areyan taking a break before the hike even began.

Shortly into the hike we saw the coolest fallen tree. We thought that it looked like a dragon.

We had to cross a couple of water falls while on the hike.

We are almost there.

Iron Bog Lake

Eating treats from Great Aunt Melonie.

Playing in the snow.

We climbed the hike with only a few cries from Talvyn of being bored, tired, sore, etc. On the way up to the lake, he wanted to go home because he had to use the bathroom. We finally convinced him to use the great outdoors. When we finally got to the lake, we played for a while and then decided to hike around it. We had to cross over a log at one point and were covered by some strange sort of bug at another point. Talvyn fell into a hole and soaked his leg clear up to his thigh. Talvyn can't handle wet clothing! He quickly decided that he had enough of the outdoors and stormed off, crying, down the mountain ready to go back to the cars (over a mile away) all by himself because he couldn't stand being wet. We chased him down and headed back to the vehicles with him. Daxtyn fell asleep on the hike down and at a couple of points both boys had to be carried. It was a tough hike with small children, but it was beautiful.


'T' said...

great scenic pix. what are your thoughts on this weekend? loves.

Angie said...

I love how you said you made it to the lake with only a few comments from Talvyn. hiking with kids can be tricky...our last family hike involved Andrew professing every 30 feet or so that he was tired and Lilly crying hysterically the entire way down because Grandma accidentally hit her with a snow ball. :) It was great fun.