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Bear Canyon Hike

August 1st, 2019

Snuck in this hike with the kids just before summer hit and the temps went up.

Attempting to catch fish. (They never succeeded)

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Hike to Vernal Fall

April 24th, 2017













The short hike to the base of Vernal wasn’t enough for Silas. He had his mind set on more significant mileage. Maybe next time buddy.

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Cute boy on a hike

March 15th, 2017



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Let’s Go for a Hike

February 3rd, 2016

Now that we’ve finally reached this glorious phase of parenthood where both kids can walk on their own two legs for more than 100 feet, I’ve been taking advantage of the gorgeous winter temps here in the desert to bang out some local hikes with the kiddos. Tucson is loaded with trails and it’s amazing how far these two little boys are willing to walk! Excellent combo. I love it.























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Mt. Lemmon Day

July 27th, 2015

A few pics from a Mt. Lemmon adventure this morning with the kids.



Ready to hike



Lunch



A nice spot to draw the landscape in the sketchbooks



Trailside rest



Little hikers. They’re so cute I can’t stand it!



…even when they tear gaping holes in their shorts and pick their noses



Meanwhile, mama has an ulterior motive: boulder scoping, heh heh.

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Family Hike

September 18th, 2014

…up on Mount Lemmon a few weekends ago.





















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Mount Lemmon Hike

May 28th, 2012

Here are a few shots of a recent hike on Mt. Lemmon with Grandma & Grandpap. After a nice picnic lunch in Marshall’s Gulch we did the Aspen Trail to Marshall’s Gulch Trail loop. A beautiful day for a hike.



Ivan at the picnic spot



Lunch



Silas with his “fishing pole” he found on the trail (he wouldn’t put it down the whole hike!)



Dad & Silas on the trail





The family

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Happy Mother’s Day to Me

May 18th, 2012

For Mother’s Day this year not only did I get lots of love from my Silas and new baby Ivan, but also a brand new cutie running outfit, a yum blueberry pancake breakfast, a short climbing session on our home woody, and a trip to Mt. Graham for a picnic lunch! We really packed it in! It was a wonderful day to say the least. More fun than a birthday.



Mama of 2 now – woohoo!



Kisses from Silas – got lots of those for Mother’s Day too





Silas and Dad at Riggs Lake at the top of Mt. Graham



and fresh picked flowers – got lots of those from Silas too (always paired with a “Happy Muver’s Day!” when he would give them to me)



The hike around Riggs Lake



Exciting bridge



Riggs Lake



Our picnic spot



Bambino bundling. It was nice and cool up at 10,000 feet.



Big stump



The desert, waaaaaay below





Big brother and Dad



Baby brother and Mama

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Ivan’s First Hike

May 17th, 2012

Last Saturday after my parents left we decided to introduce Ivan to Mt. Lemmon. Although he never actually opened his little eyes to see where he was, it was still a nice outing for the rest of us.



Mama & Ivan on his first hike: The Meadow Trail



…and Silas too!




Monkey see, monkey do




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Mt. Lemmon Hiking

December 1st, 2011

A couple shots from a nice hike over last week’s Thanksgiving break.



The Marshall’s Gulch trail – our usual



Wonder what this sounded like when it snapped?



Never pass up a boulder that needs climbed



Silas agrees



…or a tree



Mama



Dad



Looping back on Mint Springs trail through the burned section

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