This last weekend, our backpacking trip into Obsidian Falls pushed our walking odometer reading past 100 miles. Stats from this summer:
- 105 miles on the trail for StudHusband and myself
- 70 miles on the trail for the 5 and 7 year old sprouts (60 of which were in Aug and Sept)
- 2500 miles on the ro
- 700,205 smiles
- 867,000 moments to hold hands or hug
- 740 miles run so far in 2008 as of Sept 15th by me (Geez, when I add it up like that it makes me realize that I need to get shoes more often than I do!! :)
Taken at the summit of a 10 mile day hike out of Anthony Lakes
Taken on the way up to the top of Mt Howard - featuring the Hummus Gnome. Hummus seemed to appear in every single lunch this last summer. Needless to say, we are taking a hummus break for now!
Taken atop Mt Howard, outside of Wallowa State Park. Instead of spending the $80 to take the tram ride to the top, in true "O- family-style", we figured out a route up the backside. Kiddos hiked 10 miles that day, gaining about 2500 feet in elevation. We enjoyed a yummy meal at the top in the highest restaurant in Oregon.
Celebrating our arrival at the top.
The faces of happy kids - full of hope, filled with joy, surrounded by love:
Candid moment - adoration captured on film