|(My mom hiking the trail)|
Kellie, Travis, and Abby had to RUN the trail, of course. Parts of it were slow-going so my mom insisted that Brian and I not wait for her. She would travel at her own pace.
Fall beauty was everywhere.
At the top, we found the kids on the other side of the lake skipping rocks and exploring the shore.
|(Travis, Abby, Kellie)|
|(Brian and I with photo-bombing Abby)|
The best surprise of the day was when I spied a mama moose and her calf meandering down the slope and over the path we had just crossed.
The mother was indifferent to us and all the other visitors. She and her baby calmly munched on the shrubbery around her. We were really surprised at how close we could get.
As the pair made their way to the lake, we eased on past to take pictures from a different angle.
It was a pretty amazing experience--one that definitely put a smile on our faces.