Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Colette's next stop: Northern Utah. Colette's adventures here include running into a couple of rattlesnakes. On a hike in Logan Canyon - where we climbed to great terraced crests - we stopped suddenly to the sound of distinct rattling. Even if you didn't know rattlesnakes existed, when you hear that sound, you stop in your tracks.
Good thing Colette was already out. She hiked a good portion of the trail like this in my arms.
And otherwise, she enjoyed the wind blowing through her hair secured safely in the arms of her muscular porters.
The adventure continued when at the end of the 2.5 hour hike, we came to a roaring river, with no bridge. It had recently collapsed and because the trail is a loop, we would have had to go all the way up and around again if we couldn't cross. So, we put the newborn in the sling and her dad carefully made his way across the branch we used as a bridge. Even if she is largely sleeping through them, Colette is already having some serious adventures.