On a much lighter note I had the privilege of hiking in my beautiful mountains today! Yes, I just called them MY beautiful mountains. I realize I share them with hundreds upon thousands of people each year but I still consider them mine :) I have lived here since I was born and find the mountains to be one of the most peaceful places on earth. My mom and I went on a short hike but saw some beautiful scenery. It is still spring run-off time and so we saw many small waterfalls and some really great larger falls as well. We were also able to hike through some snowfields where the snow was up to our knees!
The wild flowers were just starting to bloom. I am excited to go back to this same trail in a couple of weeks to see them in full bloom! It is going to be absolutely beautiful! We came upon a wonderful spot just at lunch time. After hiking through all the snow and laughing the whole time because we kept sinking through up to our knees we came upon this gorgeous waterfall. There is supposed to be a lake at the top of the waterfall but we could not get to it because of all the snow.
Best of all this was a great way to beat the heat here in town today. It was 98 Monday, 100 yesterday and in the high 90's today. I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!