Ptarmigan Falls

The weather was much more cooperative this last weekend, so we made another try at Many Glacier. We did Ptarmigan falls, 5mi (8km) round trip with 768ft elevation gain. Jack as usual did awesome, but Harper was the surprise of the day. We thought for sure we’d have to carry her, but other than about 400m of shoulder rides on the way down, she trudged the whole way herself, and with minimal complaining.

Lee’s sister and her family joined us, and it was fun to to hang out with them

We managed to get back to the car just before the clouds opened up and poured on us.

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^^Ready to start^^

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^^One of a gazillion water crossings^^

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^^There were sheep like crazy^^

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^^Anna and Harper were the best of buddies the entire hike^^

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^^Mathew using the “life straw”^^

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^^My big hiker girl^^

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^^My little hiker girl^^

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^^An a close up of that adorable squishy face^^

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^^Awesome views of the mountains as we hiked^^\

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^^”I’m holding the mountains in my hands!^^

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^^Mandy, I think you owe me some money?^^

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^^Little boys and sticks^^

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^^My awesome man who lugs babies up mountains for me^^

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^^Crossing some precarious snow pack^^

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^^We made it!!! Time for lunch!^^

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^^Millie finally got her nap in^^

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^^This little ginger was hungry after all that work^^

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^^mmm, cucumbers^^

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^^Love these guys!^^

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^^Jack and Sam were pretty inseparable the entire day^^

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^^We didn’t lose a single kid down the waterfall:)^^

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^^Causing mischief^^

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^^Mad he got caught causing mischief^^

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^^Brothers. When I was surprised I passed them on the way down, they told me they had hung back so they could talk about “brotherly things”^^

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^^Me and my ladies^^

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^^She kept trying to belly slide backwards toward the water, and was pretty upset we kept stopping her^^

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^^It was soooo fun to hang out with these guys, it doesn’t happen nearly enough!^^

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