Monday, October 25, 2010

Lake Martin Hike

We went on a hike at Lake Martin a few weeks back. This hike was a bit rougher than our last one in that the terrain was much steeper and it was a bit longer. The trail was really slippery because tons of pine needles fell and covered the path. I never knew how slick pine needles could be until I tried to walk uphill on 2 inches of those suckers. We are lucky no one broke anything.

The trail started right by the lake and wound up and down the hills surrounding the lake. It was really beautiful.
It was also very steep. My glutes cried for days after.

We spotted this Fence Lizard toward the end of the trail. Lee caught it and let the kids examine
it before letting it go. When Lee did let it go, it crawled up his pants leg then ran around his belly and up and down his back before jumping in the leaves. I have not laughed that hard in a long time.

Brandon was convinced that his dad was going to throw the lizard at him. That is why the hat is in front of his face. I don't know where he would get such an idea.

The kids liked wading around in the lake after the hike to cool off.

It was a beautiful day for a hike and we all enjoyed spending some quality time together.

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