dylan was in the pack for the steep beginning, and then walked almost to the top, where the rocks take over the paths. to her dislike, i put her on my back for the rest of the climb and the whole way down. she's still too little to do the trek down. jack's now at the point where he's comfortable enough to do it on his own, even running at times.
because the trail was so great and because jackie didn't hike with us the first time, we drove back out to hike it again, just a few days later. no cloud cover, warm sunshine. super-fun hike with both my energetic children.
seeing him take her hand, hearing their conversation; this is what being a mother is all about.
we maaade it!