Sunday, October 24, 2010

Great Hiking Weather

We woke up to 25 degrees and heavy frost outside.  So, we enjoyed a nice cozy morning inside.  But, once the sun came out, the great outdoors started calling us. 

We live in the shadow of Mullen Mountain and Joe has always wanted to hike it.  I did it this summer with the boys

We grabbed our hiking sticks and camera and set off.

Josh was our fearless leader.
I got in front at one point, and he yelled out that he was the line leader.  Well!
We stopped to admire the views.
And, we found the gnome!
Do you see it?
Look closely.

Pretty random.  But, there is a garden gnome inside a burned-out juniper.  Speaking of juniper, Joe was amazed by their size on the mountain.  He just had to climb one. . .
while I had fun with Jack.
It was a great day for a hike.

where Glory meets my suffering