Monday, August 08, 2011

Ice Caves/Cascasde Falls

Saturday morning we loaded the kids and went out to explore some more.

Our 1st stop was the Ice Caves. It's another hole in the ground only much greener and prettier than Mammoth's Cave was. Unfortunately at the opening was a swarm of bee's, hornet's and biteing flies. Hunter was the only brave enough one to crawl down through the swarms. This cave is much steeper getting into than what we were expecting. This log that's basicly just leaning there was really the only thing you'd have to hold onto. We could have lifted the kids down if there hadn't been so many flying stinging insects around. We had Hunter come out and told the kids we'd come back another time. Hunter said that what little time he was down there he could see ice cycles and the ground was covered with packed snow! We'll have to go back another time.
In the same area that we were in are the Cascade Fall's. Being the Ice Cave was a bust we decided to go here instead.

We had a GREAT time.

It's about a 1/2 miles both ways. The kids were thrilled with this very miniture stream we passed by. It's always fun to get wet.

Eventually we got to the platform above the Casade Falls.

This is what they were all looking at!

Isn't it beautiful?

Brayden was mesmerized by the water fall.

It was a beautiful hike.

The kids had plenty of litle hills to climb.

An almost family picture. Just missing the hubby.

Brayden and mom taking a rest.

It wasn't until we headed back that we realized it was almost all up hill at a gentle slope. Still we quickly realized if we held hands there were less complaints.

We were surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

It was a great way to spend a few hours together as a family.


Camille said...

There is a ton of cool places around. We need to get out more! We take the kids up to Mt. Charleston a few times a year, but we should do more outtings. My kids would be jealous if they knew what all you guys did! So fun!