Saturday, September 05, 2015

Mirror Lake

Since it was a three-day weekend and soccer season hadn't started, we felt we needed to take a family hike. We hadn't gone on a hike for a while, so we decided to take a longer hike up to Mirror Lake. When we arrived, we realized how much cooler (and foggier) it was up in Government Camp than it was in Wilsonville! No matter, we pressed on anyways.

Our group trucked up the mountain - I was amazed how fast and cheerfully our group made it - about 3/4 of the way! 

Near the top, we started getting calls for potty from Kate, which slowed us down a bit, but we convinced her we could find a spot at the top, and that helped get us there. Side note - we did find a spot, and she didn't have to go... but was much happier from then on.

Due to the fog (and a bit of a breeze), there wasn't much of a mirror effect at Mirror Lake, so we didn't go all the way around it.

On the way down, the kids really started to find some fun. They were singing, holding hands, and practically skipping down the mountain. It was fun to walk behind them and watch them bounce off of trees, jump off rocks, and move as a team. Also, it was hilarious to watch Kate's owl backpack bouncing!

We got a good view of the valley from the top of the rock slide, one place where the fog was a little thinner.

Torin was a little trooper, despite seeming to come down with a bit of a cold. It was a great experience to share with the kids