Tuesday, August 21, 2012

discover: you can make it to the top!

I like to keep a list of new things I want to do and I make a point every year to check off a good chunk of that list. I must have picked up that trait from my Mom and when she asked me to do one of the things on her list, I was more than happy to accept. My Mom has been doing the Horsetail Falls hike for years now, but she's never got anyone to make the strenuous hike all the way to the top with her. The hike took us about 5 hours round trip; there were points where it got a little dangerous and we had to back track and find a new route - but even though we were exhausted, we made it to the top!! I was so proud of my Mom and how she tackled this huge task on her bucket list which is something I think we should all make a point to do. 

Here are some pictures from our journey to the top!

{Halfway point - this was as far as my Mom had ever made it up}

{Checking in before making the final climb to the top - you know, in case we got lost}

{Slipping and sliding! Don't look down!}

{We made it!! At the top!}

{There were giant lakes at the top of the falls, we sat and had lunch here - it was very rewarding}

{So proud of my Mom! The climb down felt SO good}

What are some of the things on your bucket list? 

xo, April 


  1. OMG what a gorgeous hike!! For sure worth all the work.

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous setting! I think hikes might actually be one of my favorite things to do. They combine everything (working out, nature, friends) into a couple happy hours! Love your pictures!

    The Glossy Life

  3. Wow that is SO awesome! I love hiking, it's a big thing where I am from and recently did a long hike - though the view wasn't half as beautiful as the one you've shown here!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  4. Looks like such a fun hike!!



  5. These pictures make me wanna go on vacation soo bad :)

    <3 Elisa

    1. Haha, we know the feeling! So happy it's inspiration for you to travel! Let us know where you go next!!

      xo, Brittan & April

  6. that's soo cool <3 looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Alexa <3

  7. Looks amazing!!




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