The last part of June some of my (Chantal’s) family was in town for a visit. Our good friends the Wehril’s were also in town so we met up to go hiking. We hiked to a glacier called St. Mary’s. It’s a pretty good hike up and absolutely beautiful at the top!
Chantal, Gideon, and Christine on the way up.
Saint Mary’s glacier is about 3/4’s of a mile up, so you are looking at 1 1/2 miles total hiking. It’s pretty rocky and high elevation (about 10,800 feet), so it’s not for the faint of heart. That being said, I am extremely out of shape and I carried kids up and down, and made it just fine. 🙂
James did awesome! Walked all the way up with Daddy (who is also carrying someone)!
This is what you will find at the top. A beautiful lake that is ‘fed’ by the glacier
And I of course tried to get a family picture. I love this first one!
Aunt Alaina and Gideon:
It’s was a bit chilly up there! But that didn’t stop the boys from playing in the water a little bit!
I love this picture so much. Uncles and nephews!
Titus’ sister Angela had a layover here in Denver that was 12 hours long! That is a stupidly long layover, but lucky for her we live here so she spent the day with us. James woke up that morning and said, “Where is my Aunty Ang?” ha ha We had a few different ideas on how to spend the day, but Angela said she really wanted to go to Breckenridge and ride the gondola. So we loaded up the van and drove 1 1/2 hours only to find out that it wasn’t running. The sign said it was closed until June, we were there on June 3rd, but apparently that was too early in June.
Angela and James and Gideon
What do we do now?
Or go to the toy store and play?
We drove half way home and stopped at a park to go hiking. For being so excited about it the children were hugely uncooperative. We were very thankful that Angela was there to help us carry ALL of them most of the way up.
At the top there are a bunch of rocks to climb on. Suddenly the boy’s tiredness, grumpiness, and tummy aches vanished, but only until we headed back down.
It was, ah, a bit windy up there!
We tried to excite them to walk with sticks, but it didn’t work very long.
Faith was the best one of the bunch!
Angela and Gideon
Family picture on the same log that was in our Christmas letter.
Faith fell asleep on the way down.
Once we got to the bottom suddenly the boys were fine again! And they started picking wild flowers.
We had lots of fun with Angela! It was just too short! 🙂