Monday, July 14, 2014

Our Hike at Fires Creek

On our way back from our July 4th vacation we headed to Fires Creek located in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. I thought it would be fun to break up our road trip. The great outdoors, ahhhhh I love it, especially in such a beautiful part of the country. We drove a different route than usual to my aunt's house and found it to be much more scenic.

Here's a shot from our drive:

The mountains are callin'!

This was the view from the parking lot, can you believe it?!  
Our hike included a waterfall, creeks, and wildlife. I love getting outdoors with The Big Dawg. It's an activity we enjoy together than we can now pass down to Little Monkey. Before I took this picture, I was actually yelling at him to get away from the huge slippery rock. He wanted to look into that cave (see the dark spot he is staring into) and I was freaking out about our baby being strapped to him. I decided it was a great opportunity for a cute picture of little man with his dad. Then I told him to get his butt back on solid ground with my baby!!
Entrance to the various hiking trials.  
 This is my happy place. 

The Big Dawg and I have a mini collection of rocks from various places we have hiked together. Our first rock was found in Tennessee when we were dating. Since then I have started finding a smooth pretty rock everywhere we hike.

I'd love to hear about some of your outside adventures! 


Erin Elizabeth said...

pretty pictures!I like your rock collection idea

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

What a beautiful outdoor adventure!

Giggles said...

That's just beautiful!