Copper Glance Lake
One of my favorite days hiking in the North Cascades was the day we went to Copper Glance Lake. We were in search of a short hike, but at 2800 feet elevation gain in three miles it ended up being an all day affair. As we began our ascent it swiftly climbed as we took switch back after switch back. I felt a little sorry for Cameron who was carrying Jasper, but even though he is lean he is a total stud and stronger than most people probably think. One of the best things qualities of Cameron is his humility. He has nothing to prove to anyone and he is just awesome inside and out!
It is not every day you get to hike with a backdrop like this!
Hiking knee deep through wildflowers will always be something I remember from this trip. I am as total sucker for any type of flower, but alpine flowers have such a short season they make me endlessly happy. I could not help but pick a bouquet during our hike.
These kind of views are like something out of the movies. It is so breathtaking you can hardly believe your eyes and the camera never truly does it justice.
The anticipation to the reach the lake during our hike was high. Although the trail was only three miles it was slower going than we had anticipated. Once we reached the gorgeous emerald lake and saw there was no one else around we were in hiking heaven.
It is not everyday you have such a breathtaking place all to yourself. In my dreams I convince a photographer to hike in with us and we take family photos here in the future.
This photo right here sums of life right now. It is not particularly glamorous, but we are happy. Jasper is constantly moving, I am usually trying to wrangle him, he always has his own ideas about what he should be currently doing and he is usually making me smile from ear to ear.
When he is at a lake, the beach or sees water he wants to throw rocks into it. Future baseball player?! Possibly.
My little guy happy as a clam! I am glad he is able to entertain himself with nothing more than his surroundings. I love how happy he is in the mountains.
Family photos are few and far between, but when your little guy throws his arm around your sweaty neck it reminds me how he loves without judgement and makes me feel like a million bucks! These two guys are my everything and I am blessed to have them in my life.
Keeping up my part of the bargain. I was fortunate to carry this little load down the mountain.....well all except the sketchy river crossing.
I am grateful for a healthy body which allows me to carry children, run and push myself day in and day out.
One of a few river crossings during our hike. I loved how Jasper eagerly kept watch during the process, left his sweet little hand on Cameron's shoulder as encouragement and every now and then voiced his concern when he said to Cameron "Be careful!" Luckily, they made it across without any incident. Had we felt it was unstable we would have turned around, our cargo is way too precious to take any real risks.
Another beautiful day hiking in one of our favorite places!