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After climbing on the walls of French Canyon, we stopped to take a break. Well, we adults did. The girls had tons of energy.
We didn’t stay long before we started up another trail.
Wildcat Canyon from above…
and base level.
The waterfall here was really pretty.
A closeup of the base of the waterfall.
More rocks to climb. Even though they had signs restricting hikers that we hadn’t noticed till we were already halfway up.
I’m so proud that my girls enjoyed the natural playground. Though, it was pretty hard in parts. We had to grab onto and climb over roots to get to the top.
We took the river trail back to the lodge. Fox Valley River is off to our right, and Lover’s Leap Overlook is in the distance.
The scenery was so beautiful and it was a perfectly sunny but cool spring day, so that even after 3.5 hours, we were tired, but not too terribly hot.
This picture of my daughter reminds me of a book called Last Child in The Woods by Richard Louv. I am trying very hard to save my children from Nature Deficit Disorder.
So much walking…up and down stairs. After 3 hours, we were barely making it. My legs were barely supporting me. Husband’s back was just about shot.
And finally, we made it back to the lodge, where we stopped to have some hard earned supper.