This last weekend, our backpacking trip into Obsidian Falls pushed our walking odometer reading past 100 miles. Stats from this summer:
105 miles on the trail for StudHusband and myself
70 miles on the trail for the 5 and 7 year old sprouts (60 of which were in Aug and Sept)
2500 miles on the ro
867,000 moments to hold hands or hug
740 miles run so far in 2008 as of Sept 15th by me (Geez, when I add it up like that it makes me realize that I need to get shoes more often than I do!! 🙂
Taken at the summit of a 10 mile day hike out of Anthony Lakes
A little Baker City Oregon Trail Interpretive Center added depth to our Oregon Trail theme of the summer.
Taken on the way up to the top of Mt Howard – featuring the Hummus Gnome. Hummus seemed to appear in every single lunch this last summer. Needless to say, we are taking a hummus break for now!
Taken atop Mt Howard, outside of Wallowa State Park. Instead of spending the $80 to take the tram ride to the top, in true “O- family-style”, we figured out a route up the backside. Kiddos hiked 10 miles that day, gaining about 2500 feet in elevation. We enjoyed a yummy meal at the top in the highest restaurant in Oregon.
Celebrating our arrival at the top.
The faces of happy kids – full of hope, filled with joy, surrounded by love:
Candid moment – adoration captured on film