Bell Canyon is by far one of my most favorite hiking spots in all the world and so a few weeks ago I decided to introduce it to my kiddos for family night. It's been an awfully long time since I've been up there and I had forgotten how steep and rocky (think boulders as tall as Caleb) the trail is. It made for a serious workout, heaving him and his short little legs up that trail, but they both did great and we had a ton of fun.
|View of the valley about half way to the reservoir|
|We found a nice spot by the water to have our little picnic|
|Made a few duck friends (check out all of the trail dust on that boy)|
|And dipped our toes!|
|So proud of my little troopers!|
At this point Olivia decided she needed a bathroom ASAP (great timing, right?) so we booked it back down the trail with the promise of a slurpee spurring us on.
|Taking a quick rest by the river on our way down (she is seriously about to pee her pants and Caleb thought it was so funny watching her squirm)|
They were OH-SO-DIRTY, hot and tired by the time we got home, but it was a GREAT evening!