Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Family Hike to Bridal Veil Falls

I've really been craving some time out of the house and family fun lately.  It's sometimes hard to find things to do outdoors with a newborn. We would normally be getting ready for a campout at this time of year, but we just aren't quite ready for a campout with a newborn.  So this weekend we had planned an easy hike to do to help us get out of the house as a family.

The hike we wanted to go on was closed.  It was a super easy hike with a waterfall but when we got to the trail head the gate was closed with a sign that said no trespassing... so we had to change plans.

We hiked Bridal Veil Falls instead. This is a hike I've done a thousand times, but I haven't ever gone up to the upper part of the falls.  Trevon wanted to do that part so we unloaded the girls (V stayed at home with my parents) and headed up.

Bridal Veil is a pretty easy hike to the bottom of the falls, but it's super crowded now that everyone who comes to Utah goes on that hike. The main trail is all paved and shaded.  The upper part of the trail is a little harder. It's short but super narrow with a lot of loose rocks in places, so you have to watch your step pretty close. Especially if you have little ones coming with you.

Once we got up there, the girls liked putting their feet in the little pool of water for a little while. The views are really great and the waterfall is always beautiful to look at. But it was still pretty crowded even at the top and sometimes watching people stand under the water fall or close to the edge makes me nervous (I must be a mom now or something).  All I have to say, is if there is a sign that says not to hike past a certain point, or not to swim or any other kind of warning, it's probably best to just listen to that advice. Sometimes people do stupid things and they can get hurt or killed.  Anyway, back to the hike, on our way back down I was pretty glad we decided to leave V with my parents because having Trev hold the girls' hands was hard enough making sure they didn't fall, it would have been harder holding their hands and carrying a baby in a carrier on your back.

When we got all done, we were ready for dinner. So we picked V up and we all went out for dinner. Then we got to spend the rest of the evening hanging out with some of our friends.  M and J love when they can go play at their house so we try to get together as much as possible.

This little guy's personality is starting to show. He's such a great little baby, I hope that his calm, happy personality sticks around. 

What's your favorite thing to do outdoors?

What did you do this weekend?

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