Monday, March 28, 2016

Let's go for a hike

Let's go for a hike, I said.

Where? He said.

Just up the road?

This is the conversation I had with my family on Saturday morning. It was beautiful out, and I wanted to get out and do something. I had just gotten a new toddler carrier for my youngest and I wanted to try it.  I live in an area with a TON of hiking trails.

I had noticed a trail with a sign on it less then a mile form our house. I thought, it would be a good trail to explore as a family. Truthfully, I wanted to go explore it months ago but wanted to go with someone.  So we set off. Only planning to explore for 30 minutes and turn around and come back.

I carried the baby (2.5 year old/30lber) on my back for the first half mile. It was uphill, and switch backs. Then my husband offered to take her. Let's just say 47 minutes in, 1 mile in we decided that was enough and we turned around. :)

Had we reached that top, nope. But we reached a nice resting place to make the turn around. The kids were getting restless and hungry. We had brought snacks and water so we were at least a little prepared.  

One mile back down this time in 20 minutes! It was a fun little adventure. We now know this trail is a mile straight up and a lot of work. My calves are a little sore today and while I was slow, it was great to accomplish this.  Now, to research some trails a little better around my house. The requirements are that they are close and kid friendly. The youngest we carry most of the way, but we like to let her get down and run around. 

Family fitness is fun! Can't wait to see what else I can find for us to do until boating season begins.

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