You have to take shuttles there so here we all are pretty much taking over the bus.
|Sadie acting so big. Yes, she had to have a sling on the whole time. Still broken. :(|
|Here's the group...minus my dad who was taking the picture.|
|Family picture...without Sadie looking at the camera. Oh well.|
Then, it was already time for lunch. So we sat by a little river and my mom told us about our ancestors and Cable Mountain. We were at the base of the mountain and learned how they got wood from the top of the mountain to the bottom via cable. What's a reunion without an ancestor story or two? It was a nice, shady spot and the kids had fun playing in the water.
|Sadie was kind of like this the whole day. Didn't know if she was tired or what. After we got back to the cabin, she had a fever. A few hours later it was gone. Maybe she was dehydrated??? I thought we gave her plenty of water. Poor girl.|
|More refreshing water...ahh...|
|Cambree with her cousins. They had a blast!|
The next day a group was hiking The Narrows. Some of them rented shoes and poles, which was really a good idea with all the bedrock you hike across. The group ended up being: Rob, Shawn, J.J., David, Nate, Mandy, and my Dad. This hike has been on my dad's To-Do list so it was awesome they all got to go together. Shawn said it was the best hike he's ever done. The sites were amazing and the hike was just different going through water the whole time. I don't know why I question his abilities but he was hiking with my brother-in-law that does marathons and my brother who is in good shape, but he kept right up there with Rob hiking like a maniac and was hardly sore the next day. At one point, Shawn, Rob, J.J. & David split off from the others and just booked it through a part called Wallstreet so they could go faster. They made it through and caught back up with the others. It was really deep in some parts. J.J. and David even cliff jumped (or maybe just jumped off high rocks) a little.
|Here's the group without my dad cuz he took the picture.|
|Shawn's the lonely guy at the top!|
|They made paper airplane condors and watched them fly!|
Saturday came and it was time to leave. It was just too short. So to make it a little longer, J.J. really wanted to go rock climbing. So he found a spot for us to either go rappelling or climbing. Angie, J.J., and David rock climbed and my dad rappelled. Brinley said she wanted to rappel so they got her all ready. She chickened out. She just couldn't do it. I was proud of her for wanting to try.
|With a broken arm and all, Sadie wanted to hike all over this rock. She was freaking me out!|
|So here is Brinley (very small) looking down the mountain. Such a brave girl.|