Friday, June 12, 2009

Lower Lena Lake

Darius and I met with Joe, Kris, and Andrew Sunday morning. Lower Lena Lake was only a 6 mile round trip hike, but Darius is getting too big for the pack I carry him in, and big enough that he thinks he should be down and walking himself, so he was kinda difficult for much of the hike. at 20 months old, while large for his age, his coordination is still not good enough to hike without holding my hand, something he does not like to do.

But let him hold his uncle Joes and cousin Andrews hand and he is just one of the guys.

This was kind of cool. We hiked across this large Boulder field, it looks just like a large dry stream bed.

Then Below the boulders, this stream bed does start, coming out of the rocks

Once we got there we saw that this was one of the larger mountain lakes that we have hiked too.

It was nice, Darius even went swimming (kind of) then on to a stream, and back down the Mountain

Schriebers Meadow

This was not our original destination, but when we finally got tired of looking for a trail that was not blocked by snow, we settled on this one. Keep in mind that it was around 80 degrees and the end of May, so we were dressed for the weather.

Since Darla would not let us look for a different hike (something about the gas gauge needle bouncing on the peg, I told her it was all downhill on the way home) we called it quits before peoples feet got too cold.

not sure the name of the creek, but it was pretty framed in snow.

And finally, a pic of Mt. Baker