Mammoth: Part 1

Our summer trip to Mammoth started out as a girl’s weekend with my gal pals.

My hubby and the kids were coming up a few days later.

Every woman deserves a weekend away.

My girlfriends and I have started a summer getaway tradition.  Last year was a cruise. This year, Mammoth.

How we jumped from the high seas to the woods? 

The woods were virtually free (minus the gas and food). My mom lives there.

It’s hard to pass up a free vacation these days!

We were tough girls this weekend.

By tough, I mean wimpy.

We started off on an amazing wild flower hike.

Too bad we never saw the amazing wildflowers.

We gave up under the direct hot sun after about .3 miles.

We went to the grocery store instead so the amazing Brandi could make a birthday dinner for Brianne!

 

Recipe for her five cheese pasta to come later!!!!

We must have been delirious because we decided to give hiking another try.

Devils Postpile…

Yes, we made it farther this time. A whole .4 miles….you’re proud of us, right?

But, get this.  We went on to Rainbow Falls. That’s 2.1 additional miles!

I know, I know. We’re awesome.

To prove we made it:

Here’s my twin sis, Kelly, attempting to get to the bigger log on the left shown below:

The guy at the bottom of the pic (a stranger) was giving her advice.

He never went out to the log. Just gave advice.

My mom always warned us of STRANGER DANGER!

So, the falls were beautiful.

The hike back out?

Not so much.

No trees to shade us. Uphill. Not our thing.

We complained.

A lot.

But, at least we weren’t carrying any kids out of there!

When we got to the end, there was ice cream and cold beer at the store.

That’s how we roll.

Wonder what we’ve got up our sleeve for next summer?

Me too.

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2 Responses to Mammoth: Part 1

  1. You totally deserved a girls weekend! It looks beautiful there.

  2. Brianne says:

    Thank God for girlfriends!

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