Last weekend we went to Schaars Bluff Trailhead with our friends Crush and Marvel. It was a beautiful day out and the trails we took were all shaded in the woods. We have never been to this park before, so it was fun to explore a new place. There are several miles of trails, most with views out over the Mississippi River.
We spent about an hour hiking around. Olivia and Marvel were not on their best behavior, but what can you expect from the youngsters? Olivia was pulling the entire time. Of course, a group photo is a must, but no one would cooperate. This is the best shot we could get! Yes, there were tons of squirrels racing around, even some white ones! Mom says squirrels will be the death of her some day because we get so crazy about them!
Despite being a bit disobedient, Olivia and I did pose for some photos without any fuss. Isn’t it amazing how green it is in the woods?
Speaking of squirrels, we spotted one and were on the way to capture it but Mom said sit and we just sat. We can tell from the tone in her voice when she really means what she says. At least we could still watch it escaping away.
Some parts of the trail were hilly. We hiked down a steep hill and then had to cross this stone bridge and go back up on a stairway.
I think because I am short, I get warm faster than everyone else. Maybe it is also because of being short I have to take more steps than the others too. I decided to lie down and take a break when we were almost back to our car.
The last thing we did before getting some nice cold water was to stop on this silly bridge. It is in the middle of the picnic area and goes over nothing but flat grass. We have no idea why it is there, but we thought we would take a photo on it anyway. We like Schaars Bluff Trailhead and will probably come back here when Mom is allowed to do more walking. Exploring new walking trails is always fun!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.