By the time we parked, the sun was already starting to set, which actually ended up being perfectly fine for us because we knew it wasn't going to be a super long hike anyway, and I was grateful to not have to worry about the need for a hat or sunscreen for baby G. I carried Gavin in my Tula baby carrier. I am so obsessed with that thing! Leading up to the hike, I had anticipated that halfway through the hike I might want to give my back a break and switch with Eric and have him carry Gavin for a while while I walk the dog, but I never ended up needing to! I was perfectly comfortable the whole time. Best purchase ever. Now that I think about it, I'll probably write another post explaining why I chose the Tula and how much I love it. Stay tuned for that one...
The weather was so perfect and the sun setting around us was a nice addition to the gorgeous landscape. I couldn't help but stop every now and again to snap a couple of photos. I wish I had brought my DSLR with me. I will remember that for next time! Luckily my iphone takes decent enough photos too that it got the job done.
Not long after we turned around and started heading back down the trail toward the car did I feel the light fall of Gavin's head against my chest followed by the faint sound of his cute little baby snores that he does sometimes. He had passed out asleep in the carrier. It was so precious! I just adore that little dude.
So if you haven't had the chance yet, I encourage you to get outdoors with your family over the next few months while the weather is nice and enjoy the beauty and diversity this state has to offer. And if you want company, feel free to tag along with us sometime - just let me know and we'll make a date of it! The more the merrier. <3