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April 24, 2013

A Spring Hike

It was one of those days that begged for the mountains. Bright and crisp and cool. So we headed up to Lair o' the Bear on a little hike. Believe it or not, I still don't have hiking shoes, so I wore my trusty running sneakers. It was pretty difficult not to fall on my butt in a few icy spots (I may or may not have started some grumbling in my mind about a half mile in), so I definitely won't be hiking Lair o' the Bear again this time of year, without proper footwear! But anyway, it was a gorgeous day, and I was happy to spend it with my friend Annie, her Si-Guy, and my own little family ... listening to toddler chatter about the simplest, most wonderful things, and taking in the cleansing Colorado air. Plus, we found a castle! Seriously.

I miss California quite a bit. Mostly, I miss the friends and family we have there, but I love where we live. It's pretty perfect, and the fact that we're only a half hour from any type of scenery (except an ocean, haha -- and a rain forest) remind me of this. I'm so looking forward to more hiking as the weather warms, exploring the beautiful Colorado scenery with Maile's fresh eyes.

A few pictures from our day:











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15 comments:

  1. Aaawww the last photo of your girl is adorable. Seems like she had a great time too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Marie! She did have a great time.

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  2. That looks like the most gorgeous hike ever! It looks like the whole family enjoyed it!

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    1. It was really, really pretty, Brittany!

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  3. ah yes, the crisp air is what i love about being outdoors! that's one of the things i loved about washington. have not visited colorado yet, but i can only imagine the nature surrounding it. looks like a beautiful day!

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    1. Maybe you'll get to visit someday! We'd love to play tour guide. :)

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  4. What a gorgeous hike! I've hiked in running shoes many a time.. It is really difficult! You have to be extra mindful of slippery areas!

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    1. Yes, for sure! I don't have a problem with it (usually) in the summer months, but it's not the smartest when all that snowpack is starting to melt. :)

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    1. It is sooo gorgeous here! I have to pinch myself sometimes. :)

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  6. Lovely pictures in a pretty beautiful setting! Also, I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. You can check out the details here if you would like. http://dayslikethis-blog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you, Cait!

      And you are so sweet. I'll be sure to check out your post!

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  7. We miss you too Katie! Very excited to see you for the summer! :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures Katie!! Beautiful scenery and its just awesome that you guys are still enjoying cool weather..This Sonoran desert where I live is about to hit the 3 digit temperatures! Thanks for sharing :)

    -Rosy
    www.ajoyfulkindoflife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Rosy!

      Ugh. We'll be right there with ya in 3-digit temps before we know it! In the meantime, I'm sure going to enjoy these fairly nice spring temperatures we've had. :)

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