Saturday, July 26, 2008


*Just for the record it is generally never a good idea to go hiking in Arizona in July, even if the temperature is under 100.*

So last weekend Ryan we thought it would be a good idea to go to the White Tanks to hike the waterfall hike since we had a good rain the night before. By the time we got out there it was around 3:30-4...not the best time to be hiking.

As soon as we stepped out of the car there were little gnats ALL over the place. Poor Ryan was swatting at them the whole time. Add to that the humidity and heat and it wasn't the best conditions, but we trekked on.

The boys kept wanting to stop every 20 feet but we told them we had to keep going since there wasn't any shade. This was the first shady spot to rest and you can see their little red cheeks. After 3 hours 15 min. of hiking Jacob was done. His tummy was hurting and he just looked way too hot. So I got to walk back to the car carrying him while Hunter and Ryan finished the hike. The big boys made it to the waterfall and thankfully there was water there to make it worth while.

By the time Ryan and Hunter made it back to the car we were all exhausted, sweaty, and dirty. We also learned an important lesson: No hiking until the temps are in the 80s!
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Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Well that Actually sounds like something we would do. We're always getting someplace late, when it's hot and cursing ourselves for going!