Monday, July 17, 2017

Ueland Tree Farm Hike

We found another local waterfall hike.  I have to say this hike did not go as planned.  When we first got out of the car we realized we left the backpack with the lunches at home.  I wasn't too concerned because this hike was only a couple of miles long and I figured we would be done around lunch time anyway, but the news of no lunches on the hike was hard for the kids.  Scarlett took it especially hard.

Our other main problem was that we didn't know where to go.  When we first arrived people we walking on a dirt road straight ahead so we assumed that was the hike and walked that direction.  After a while we cut back into the woods.  We spent a good amount of time looking for the waterfall, and after we were done we talked to someone and found out we weren't really on the hike for most of the time.  These pictures are of when we were in the woods looking for the waterfall.
When we got there the hike takes you to the top of the waterfall.  You can't see it unless you climb down about 20 feet.  There was even a rope to help you repel.  I wasn't so sure we could do it but Bob was all for it.  He took everyone down and back up except Me and Tucker.  I think we counted and Bob went up and down 8 times.
It was scary for some of the kids.  Leon was especially scared, but all the kids did it!  Once you get down you pretty much just see the waterfall and then you need to climb back up.

The waterfall was pretty and definitly bigger than the last couple we saw.  We were also the only ones around so that was kind of cool.
Once we were all back up the kids had lots of fun climbing and just playing around the water and fallen trees.  I think we spent about a half an hour walking on this hike and about an hour playing/climbing in this area.
We might come try this hike again now that I've talked to some people on which way to go.  Once we got home we found the backpack with the lunches and had a picnic on the trampoline.

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