With Peanut in the backpack, plenty of water in a second pack plus J-man's new CamelBak, and three walking sticks from various states (AZ, VA & OH), we braved the Stanley Canyon Trail on the grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The skies were crystal clear, light breeze, temps in the low 70s -- a perfect day to hike! (Unless, that is, you're a Twilight-obsessed 12-year-old girl who just started reading Eclipse for the second time....)
Sure, the trail is easy enough.... (at least if you don't tell your fellow hikers that the reservoir is behind that ridge in the background!)
"C'mon! We're almost to the top!"
Our car is somewhere down there....
After about 1-1/2 miles of the 2 mile trail, and a vertical gain of 400m / 1,300', we decided to head back down to the car. Next time I'll remember to pack the diaper bag and baby food as well as I packed for bigger kids!
Nonetheless, Peanut enjoyed her new backback. (Thanks, Angie in Oak Ridge! :-)