It's so amazing how fast every summer flies by. I feel like school just got out, but yet here we are, a mere two weeks and a couple days away from the first day. We've spent the last few weekends out hiking around Mt. Charleston. It's a great way to beat the heat of Las Vegas, and the scenery is just beautiful up on the mountain!
Our first "big" hike we chose was Mary Jane Falls--which was definitely a challenge. It's about a 3 mile out and back hike, but the kicker is the 1400 ft. elevation change. We all got a good workout going up the dozen or so switchbacks that take you up to the falls!
The next weekend we tackled Fletcher Canyon--this trail was 4 miles out and back, but not near the elevation change (only around 1000 feet). The canyon is beautiful, but narrow--definitely not the place to be during flash floods! The kids did amazing on both hikes--I couldn't be more proud! I definitely see lots more hiking in our future--it's a great way to get outdoors and spend some time together as a family.
|The kids and I on the trail to Mary Jane Falls|
|Cecelia and I-Mary Jane Falls|
|Kids and I at Mary Jane Falls|
|Ashlee-Fletcher Canyon trail|
|Sleeping Cecelia-Fletcher Canyon Trail|
|Cecelia and I trying out my new Kelty Carrier!|
Have a great week!