This was our first attempt at a real hike. And we braved it with the two little ones out of the stroller. Strollers won't make it on this hike. We did think about a backpack carrier towards the end of the hike though...but not much good did that did us!
Luke is 2 1/2 years old and despite his "I do it" attitude he was exhausted by the end of the hike. It is a lot of climbing up, down, and around rocks but very easily done by our 5 and 6 year old.
|Savannah and her Dad exploring a cave together.|
|Jack's turn to explore a cave. I think a water comes out of this one at a different time of year.|
We had seen a few pictures online but until you see the Bluffs and Caverns in person do you really appreciate this hike. The kids were so excited when the path turned from forrest to all rocks and then this masterpiece unfolded. I'm so thankful that places like this are preserved and are available for enjoying.
|Comment below if you know the name of this wildflower!|
|Used the timer... at least we are all in it!|
We had a few fears about bats and monsters but overall lots of squeals and "look at this". And admittedly a lot of them were from Grant and I. :)
Grant mentioned that we should definitely do this hike again in the fall as a lot of the trees are maples and will be really colorful. (As a photographer who marks fall foliage for family pictures in our area this usually occurs around the first week in November.)
Things to pack in your backpack if you head to Red Bud Valley:
Small Snack (the best pick me up to keep little ones going)
Print out or take a phone pic of this map (Click Here)