Hiking as Five
Last week, Big Daddy sent me a link he was super excited about. It was a listing of waterfalls in Pennsylvania. That you could hike to. if Big Daddy was given to lots of !! they would have been included. One of our favorite things about visiting Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains were the waterfalls.
So, I was all about hiking this past weekend. We loaded up the backpack with water and drive about thirty minutes to our desitiation. A lovely little place named Hell’s Hollow.
Really? I mean, there were butterflies and rainbows. Seriously.
We weren’t sure what the trail would be like. It was only a half a mile and was denoted as “easy” but we’ve found that easy is in the eye of the beholder and some easy trails are NOT easy at ALL. But this one WAS easy and was perfect for Littlebit’s first solo hike and Baby Bee’s first hike in the backpack.
The water was obviously low, so we felt safe letting the Princess and Littlebit play in the water under the falls. I wouldn’t normally do that, but you could see and touch the bottom easily. It was literally ankle deep.
We can’t wait to get out and hike more.
As an aside, the World Wildlife Foundation listed 10 great reasons kids need fresh air. It’s a compelling list. Also, check out trails.com for trail listings near you. You can search by zipcode and the trail finder feature is free