Bear Valley Summer Vacations IV
August 3 - August 10, 2019




A 30 minute drive on dirt road




Led us to this amazing place




Lower and




Upper Highland Lakes




Running to the snow




View along the way




Lots of snow




The boys and I




With Papa




Pretty lake




Carving steps




Super lunch in the surprisingly full campground




Then up we go




To more snow




Stopping




Pressing on




Higher up




The boys




Mama




The view getting even prettier




Windy




Papa




Finding cool mineral rocks




And perfect phone rocks




The lake below




Can we stop here while you go up?




No peak, no iPad




Seriously?




For iPad time, we do anything




So up more we go




Quite steep, actually




Pink ice




We can do this




Taking some breaks




Another ridge




Pushing ourselves




Can't go more




Up on Papa




Gathering all his strength




Peter up first




Yay!




What a view




Super hiker




Mama and Philip coming (the strong wind blew away Philip's hat from mama's head)




All on the top




Folger Peak at 2950m




Amazing scenery




Happy to have made it




Super strong little man




Not quite ready for a picture




Playing a bit




As happy as it gets :-)




Mama super happy, even with her sprained ankle




She is definitely an outdoors person




Time to get going




A last peak around




Ready to run down




Literlly sliding down in the gravel




Mama carefully following




Going around the icefield this time




Through another ridge




Mama catching up




The boys ahead again




Rocks out of the shoes




Me too




Happy again




Peeing over the edge




Back at the trail head after 700+ ft elevation change




Crossing creeks on the way back




Stopping at a river




To have more fun




Dipping in




Mama reading




Back in Bear Valley




Someone is really tired




The pizza tastes so good




Window washing




Peter helping




The parents looking




Going for a walk




Showing Papa the Parcourse trail




Walking through the green meadow




Push-ups




Monkey bars




On the dam




Walking home




Our damaged railing




It caved under the heavy snow




Papa fixing it - local handimen too busy to help us




Temporary fix complete




The boys baking thumbprints




From the cookbook Philip picked at the library book sale




Let's put them in the oven




Done




Delicious




Great two weeks in Bear Valley

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