Tuesday, August 7, 2012

little hiker

One of the things we did A LOT in Alaska (nearly every day) was hike.  I love the trails there, some gravel, some wooden stairs or boardwalk, etc.  Sitka, the main place we visit and Baranoff Island on which it sits are in the world's largest temperate rain forest so unlike the dry, hard ground here in Colorado, the trails are quite spongy, soft and sometimes wet there.  

We have been working with David all year teaching him to hike and wanting to make hiking an enjoyable experience for him.  He really took off on this trip and would be the "trail guide".  It was a lot of fun to see him grow in this.  

This photo was taken on day one, hike one of our Alaska trip.  We were in Juneau at the time.  David is on the Mt. Roberts Trail.  He did really great and hiked nearly straight uphill for about 3/4 of a mile before he was done and ready to be carried.  

We took one of these trams back down the mountain after eating in the restaurant at the top.  

Do you like to hike?  Where are some of your favorite places to hike or favorite trails if you're local?  We would love to discover some new ones.  



mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I've learned some new ones this summer b/c of all the forest closures from the WC fire.

New favorites (that you could do as a family) include Seven Bridges in North Cheyenne Canyon and Devil's Head Lookout Tour just west of Sedalia. Devil's Head was AWESOME!

personalised aprons said...

couldn't be any cuter!!! :)

Karen said...

That tram looks awesome.