Sunday, January 22, 2006

Hiking with my girls

I took Samantha, Caitlin and a friend of theirs hiking yesterday along the Barton Creek Greenbelt. We hiked 5.56 miles total. It was so much fun and they loved it! Here are some pictures I took that I am going to put in a scrapbook someday. Click on the images to see them larger.
Doesn't this look like a big dragon or maybe a crocodile?

Here Caitlin hangs on for dear life as she is climbing up a cliff!

In the groove of things. There are many parts of the greenbelt that are interesting. In this particular place along the river, the bed is solid rock where one can see erosion at work. It's quite amazing how water can create such a beautiful affect!

Sam writes a note to the cave dweller who lives in a couple of small caves in the cliffside. Notice the view? This was a thrilling climb up into the cliffside to reach this small room in the side of the rock. There are several caves along the greenbelt and they are well kept secrets. Someday we will get a group of cavers together and go explore one of the largest ones that is about a mile or two long.

Among the hiking adventures, we found all kinds of intersting things to look at and had fun climbing around on big boulders. We even found a very tiny turtle that we brought home to live a life of pampering. This turtle is only about the size of a quarter. Soon I will take pictures of it and post them.

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