Bear Valley Summer Vacations III
August 5 - August 9, 2019




Island hopping on Lake Alpine




Swimming back to our base




The boys found red bark




Having fun writing with it




Looks good




That's the red bark chalk




Writing some more




They played nicely while I went for a swim




Back at the house




Making fine red powder from the bark




Adding cheese to the pizza




Salad and mushrooms




The final touches




Making a trap for Papa when he comes back for the weekend




Super pleasant quiet house




With new artwork




They earned Minecraft time




Peter and I go for an evening walk




Down at the fitness course




At Hermit pass with the boys




Peter went offtrail and found this great spot




That's it, we are staying here




Philip jumping down




To our beach on the North Fork of the Mokolumne Rover




Not a single soul on this weekday morning




Our spot for the day




Exploring




Peter collecting fool's gold




Philip resting




Going on an adventure




While I enjoy the solitude




Back after a long time (I started to get worried)




Lunch




Then showing me what they discovered




A throne for me




A cool jumping spot




Spalsh (they both made it)




Showing me the way




Notice mama the big holes in the rocks




Step up carefully




Even more carefully on the slippery rocks




Nice and easy




An easier section




Discussing the best way forward




This way, mama




On all fours




A nice chair to rest




That's a tricky part




We made it




Look at the nice deep pool below




Leading me to the waterfall they found




There it is




Beautiful




Drying up after jumping in the pool




Sandman going in again




All three refreshed




A bit cold but it was definitely worth it




Going back to our beach camp




Papa is back for another long weekend




We found the natural slides at the Stanislaus River




And a pool too




Let's go in




Warming up




Crossing with Papa




Splashing water on it for easier sliding




Again and again




Mama cooling off




Philip resting




Us two




The boys




With his straw hat from Austria




Papa showing them how to chop wood at home




Peter




Philip




Cut




Carrying them to the fire place in the front of the house

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