Well, another fun weekend to put in the scrapbook:
We hiked to Island Lake in the Uintas with our friends the Moores for a little over-nighter.
Normal hikes become more intense when you carry your food, shelter, and a few comforts of home.
Oh, and a baby...
Huge props to Scott for carrying the child and the tent. Scott is an all star.
Ruby got a 10/10 for her first day hike in.
She earned 2/10 for the "night" portion of the trip.
And a 9/10 for the second day.
This gives her an average of 7/10 which means she'll probably get to go again...
In the morning, I was nominated to get the bear bag out of the tree which meant I got in a big fight with the branches:
We are sad to report that we didn't catch ANY fish!
I have tried to catch a fish for 10+ years, and never succeeded, so when I finally do one day, you will hear about it!
I was really sad to carry the tin foil, lemon pepper and oil all for nothing :( Every ounce counts!
Kim won our "all natural" sailboat contest with this awesome watercraft. Well done making a sail, Kim!
And Ruby spent the morning laughing under a tree. She tried to eat dirt but we're pretty sure we stopped her :)
And the most thrilling part of the trip was rafting ourselves out to the island part of "island lake."
Kim and Jesse were so fun to hike with!
By the end, Ruby had kind of had enough...
We had a great weekend away and never regret our ventures to the mountains. Taking a baby is a bit of a feat, but very possible if you're committed and plan ahead. And if the baby cooperates with only needing as many changes as you brought diapers... :) I can only imagine that this is the first of many many hikes for Ruby with her dad!