Wett’in It Up

Now that spring has sprung in the Wasatch Back, we have enjoyed more opportunities for hiking in the mountains.

There is also a warm spring-fed creek right by our house, which is great for minnow catching, and James had his first piano lesson.

In early May, we decided to go for a long-ish hike in a new area. We packed up and headed toward Strawberry Reservoir to do Thornton Hollow Trail. According to All Trails, it was supposed to be a four-mile hike along a creek ending by a pond.

About a quarter-mile into the hike, snow began covering the trail. We proceeded slowly and at about the three-quarter-mile hike, Jim and I looked at each other, wondering if we should turn around. Our feet were already pretty soggy, but the children wanted to keep going. At that point, Jim forged into the running creek and said, “Alright, we’re wett’in it up,” implying that we were going all in on finishing the hike — soggy boots and all!

The trail was extremely difficult to stay on because of the snow, but we generally knew we just needed to stay along the creek. It was pretty treacherous at times, but we reached the pond and back to our car with almost no crying from anyone (including me). The hike ended up being 6.3 miles and took us over six hours! We were famished and exhausted and headed to Granny’s Drive In for some outstanding cheeseburgers and shakes. It was a great day. The kids felt proud of themselves for completing it.

We also enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day here in Midway before we headed to Texas for a ten-day visit (next post).

Mother’s Day 2022

3 thoughts on “Wett’in It Up

  1. Amazing hike you all took together! It looked kind of scary to me. Ashley, you are so pretty with your children in Mother’s Day photo. Wish we could have seen you all on Texas visit. It’s great to be able to see your updates on your blog 🙂

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