so I can go on crushing on our nature hikes and drives and views I'm falling in love with around here.
This here is the top of Mt. Spokane and it's hiking trails:
We don't have too many mountain ranges in Jo'burg, only a few lovely hills. I know Colorado and the Western side of Washington think Mt. Spokane is adorable. To me, it's the best. My first mountain you could say.
Celebrating the melted snow we decided to drive up to the very top. To take a million pictures, breath in the freshest air, dream of flying kites and enjoy the 360 views. I can highly recommend it if you're heart can survive the hairpin turns towards the top.
After being on 'top of the world' we decided to head back down a little ways for an afternoon hike.
Remember those childhood books where you could chose between what should happens next? Well I don't but every American child seems to. So are some of the hiking trails up on Mt. Spokane. In the winter these trails function as cross-country skiing trails, so the paths are wide, allowing for hand hold hiking (my favorite kind of hiking). The area where we hiked had about 4 different paths to choose from. We hiked in a few miles and chose to come back a different way. For some reason this is more fun than you're average loop hike.
Please forgive the bad quality of this photo, but you get 'the picture' right? (I laughed at my own joke there)
You'll have to get used to this space being flooded with more 'we're-always-outside-in-green-with-blue-and-some-yellow' for the next few months. Having survived my first real hard core winter (Canada chuckles) I understand the need to take advantage of months with sunshine, above freezing temperatures and ice free paths.
We want to go camping this weekend so there will more of this kind of nonsense coming up. (Well that and Mexico we hope!)