Thursday, July 5, 2012

Powerline Pass to the German Bridge

We were all a bit shocked to see that it was a mere 44 degrees F at the Glen Alps parking lot. Many were discussing the irony of it being summer but wearing a lot of winter gear. Many Chariots and other strollers were utilized to keep the wee ones snug and warm.

13 families set out on the hike this morning, which quickly broke up into small groups. It always seems like the kiddos being carried or in the stroller tend to move a little faster than toddler pace. As such, 4 families made it to the German Bridge. The rest of the families had a blast exploring the trail and watching for wildlife.

The trail was in great condition, with only a handful of places that were water-filled or muddy. Rain boots and gortex shoes were well placed.

From the parking lot, it is a 5 mile round trip hike to the bridge. Powerline pass is open with many views of a creek, wildlife spotting, trees and mountains galore. While it is so close, I often forget just how gorgeous it is to be there. As one Mama put it, we are so lucky to be able to go on a hike like this! Well said.

At the bridge, the kiddos stretched their legs (the two that walked the whole way seemed still energized), threw rocks into the river,  and ran around exploring. It was a great sight to see how much they loved the water.

The walk back was uneventful and gorgeous. Many wee ones fell asleep in the stroller affording parents the ability to take in the sights.

 Thank you for all who braved the 'cold' to join us!

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