We walked across the fish dam bridge and hiked off into the woods where Josh suddenly had the urge to relieve himself in the wilderness way behind a big tree.
Hannah had stayed back at camp with Austin and Michele and so our group consisted of 7 adults and 5 children. The two little ones were lucky enough to get piggy back rides a good portion of the way which made traveling easier on all of us, especially Bethany who otherwise has to keep track of Jakie. While Grandpa carried Aubrey, Jake got a ride on Uncle Dave's shoulders, and I took pictures of the procession.
We didn't see any wildlife with five rambunctious children scampering about, but the flora was just as interesting.
We trekked up a small incline, through what appeared to be virgin forest, and back to the beginning of the trail. It was a good outing and a satisfying end to our overnight camping excursion. I still wasn't ready to go home and leave all our family there but there was little I could do with having to be at work the next morning.
We took home some great memories and a want to do this again next year with everyone present and no pressing work schedules.
It was a great way to spend some time with (almost) all of our kids and grandchildren.