Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mount San Jacinto

We drove to Mount San Jacinto today to enjoy the outdoors!!!!  In case you don't know where that is, it's right before Palm Springs and a hell of a tram ride to the top.  It's almost straight up the side of the mountain.  If I wasn't gripping the handles, I would have taken a picture going up.  The bottom right picture was taken at the top of the canyon looking down.  It doesn't even show how steep it was.  We went 6,000ft in 10 minutes.  Yikes.  It was BEAUTIFUL and worth the 10 minutes of fear!

Once we got to the top we started hiking and within minutes, shoes were off and the kids were in the water.  Country kids at heart! 

Watching sticks race down stream!

Did I mention that we only brought the back pack and the kids did AWESOME.  Mabel and Amelia were climbing rocks, into the water and only needed to be carried at the very end!

If you look closely, you can see J, and Amelia is right behind him, climbing in the rocks.

We even had learning experiences when Ryan found a tree cut in half and tried to teach the kids how to find out how old a tree is.

Mabel didn't care and was quite an independent hiker!

The boys were daring, the girls were not.

Did I mention it was BEAUTIFUL!

Sorry this is soooo long but it was such a fun day!  We packed some snacks and enjoyed the sun.

Can you see Jbird at the top?  He's a natural hiker and a dare devil!

Jeremy did so well.  He walked the entire time and back up the switchback all by himself.  He was so proud of himself.

Family picture at the top

  Great idea Ryan!


Jacqui said...

You should have put the pics you sent me of the kids on the way home!!!!

Nicole said...

How fun!! How did the kids do on the tram?
Auntie Cole

the gerbdrians said...

Did the kids sleep all the way home and into the night?!
Looks like lots of fun.