Today was another Friday hike. We headed to Q’emiln park. I’ve never been. We arrived around 11am, and hit the trail. We didnt have a good map, and the trail markers were rather pathetic. We wanted to cross the little canyon, but could not seem to find the proper trail to do so. The last trail we took, brought us to a ledge:
Did that stop us? Oh, no. My friend shimmied down first, and I handed the 3 small kids down to her. Aeden jumped from the higher ledge on the far right to the lower ledge in the middle, and climbed down. I mananged to shimmy down too. Then there was Keenan. He is afraid of heights. But, after a few minutes, even he gathered the courage, and climbed down.
We hiked down into the canyon along side a gorgeous rock ledge. Keep in mind my friend and I were wearing babies on our backs, and we also had a 4, 5, 9 and 12yo with us.
Here is the rock ledge we hiked along:
We got down to the bottom of the canyon, and stopped for lunch. There were alot of wildflowers blooming. I didnt get any really good pictures, because its difficult when you have a wiggly child on your back.
It took us a while to find a trail back out, but we eventually did, and stumbled upon some cherry trees. They cherries were SO ripe, sweet, and delicious. We must have picked close to a pound or two!
All in all, it was a super fun hike, and one we will be sure to never forget!!