Monday, January 24, 2011

Frozen Creek Hike

We've had some interesting winter weather over the past few weeks. The snow fall has been consistent which is a strange occurrence in the middle midwest. The snow falls melts a little freezes over with a little ice then falls again.  Remembering this much snow fall in one winter is difficult.

We took the family out on a hike one weekend and followed a small creek through the woods.  We started planning the hike and the kids grumbled.  The day unfolded with more excitement while walking on the frozen creek and climbing over ice and snow covered logs and rocks.  I enjoyed watching the kids explore the woods and poking at the ice.  We seemed to enjoy the entire event with most of the kids asking about any future hikes.  They all want to hike along the creek again.  The water keeps them interested and entertained.  I think I know why all of our Arizona hikes were so difficult when there was no water to provide a distraction.