Yesterday morning, we got up and headed 4 miles down the road to the box canyon. Last year there was a hike to Island Lake that we didn't get to take so thought why not? Well, guess why not is because it was an uphill hike on a skinny (but beautiful) trail. We walked quite a way and then my scaredy senses kicked in and I started shaking and couldn't move anymore..hate when that happens..so we turned around and went back to the parking lot. A little later we looked from the road and could see where we were when we turned around. Turns out I had already done what would be considered the scariest part of the hike. Yes it went up a little higher but then it turns the corner and into trees. So, that being said, I'm hoping to attempt it one more time when we go back later this summer.
We took a walk that we took last year just to see how the creek was for crossing..well this year it's a raging river, from the snow melt. There was a lot more snow this year, more than we've ever seen. Still a nice hike.
|Coming into LaMoille Canyon...|
|From our campsite, the view|
|More snow than we've seen..|
|Waterfalls were beautiful..|
|The trail looking back to the parking lot|
|View looking at the road down below from the trail..|
|Along the LaMoille Lake trail...|
|The crossing..last year it was just a small creek..|
|Near the crossing..water is fierce|
|View from the parking lot..|
|We could see where the trail was and it turns into the trees near the|
top of the pic on the left of the waterfall..
|The drive back to camp..|
Back to the trailer in time for lunch. I made Spinach Salad for the two of us. Delicious! We took a little drive and then back to camp. Ken took a little hike that goes out of the campground, I stayed and enjoyed my kindle for a bit. RV walk, fire, and he bar b qued chicken to have tonight for dinner in Winnemucca. It's an RV park, so really no fun to bar b que there. He had left over pork for dinner.
|The creek in the campground..|
|Our sunset last night..|
More fire and then off to bed. It's really warm during the day, but night time cools way down. Good for sleeping!
This morning we went for a little hike to see a waterfall and just enjoy the beauty of the area. Locked it up and headed out. Decided to go ahead and stay in Winnemucca again on the way home. We could have gone home, but figured why not stay? $19.00 for the night. Tomorrow we'll head home, and hoping I can get him back to work on finishing the bathroom...so we'll see :)
|The view from my dining room table this am..|
|On the little trail this am..looking across|
|Water fall area..|
|Of course if there's a cliff to look over...|
Saw today Eric and family have had a good trip and arrived in Amarillo today. Their intended destination. So I stole a few pics from FB...
|Mason and Seth at the Rattlesnake Museum|
|Santa Fe New Mexico...|
|Mason and Seth with a friend...|
|Mason's new friend...hmmm..|
|Love the dinosaur!|
Found a pic of Adam at Boys State. Apparently he's not crazy about the food, or lack of good for you things to eat. He'll be glad to get back home to his Mom's cooking! Guess it's been pretty hot down there..Bryan and Cheryl will pick him up at 0900 on Saturday. Sure he's going to want to hang out with friends for a few days. He leaves the 9th of July for his second conference/camp.
|Adam sitting on the right side with the big smile on his face...NOT..|
but it looks hot..