A lovely sign to make you think hiking is a perfectly acceptable thing to do...when it's NINETY DEGREES outside.
Five minutes into the hike and sh&t gets real. The clothes start comin' off.
The kids complain they have no energy to hike but the minute we find a ginormous rock...they are sprinting up steep inclines to get to the top. Every Time.
We were up in Idyllwild which really is a beautiful place to hike.
The Bad Decision Makers Club.
"Hey mom, let's walk up this steep, barely visible trail to the top. It will be fun! "
"Hey honey, let's go hiking during the hottest part of the day...in the desert!"
"Hey, let's pack a liter of water for our family of five when we go on our hike...in the desert...during the hottest part of the day!"
At least the flowers were pretty.
This is the steep barely visible trail covered in rocks and roots.
Down comes a man carrying his baby. -Ok maybe it wasn't that steep. The angle may be exaggerating it...a little.
Boys: "See mom he can hike the trail carrying a baby. It can't be that bad."
Note: The man is walking down hill. Everybody knows walking down the hill is like four million times easier than up a hill.
So, I do the "boy mom" thing and I agree to hike Climber Trail. And this is where I threw my full fledged tantrum and made up new lyrics to "Everything is Awesome" to now be titled "Hiking is Stupid". And my husband thinks I'm hilarious and should be documented. And I'm in fight mode... Here's your picture. Laugh it up! It was a bad day ;)