Harbor Freight just opened in Roseburg, so Mason, Jaxon and I got some glow-in-the-dark rope for our hammocks. We continued our quest to explore new waterfalls, hiking just under a mile to Susan Creek Falls. This is just passed Tioga bridge, which is one of our favorite spots. We set up our hammocks close to the waterfall. We wished he had a fire and some hot dogs, but it was fun to relax and listen to the water. Hammocks were our Christmas experience, and everyone seemed to like it. We will be adding more pictures and the year progresses and we explore other areas.
It is almost 2017, and customary to reflect on the end of the current year. “Change” would be our theme, and we were able to do some great things.
-Snowboard with Mason at Sundance
-Raven’s St. George softball tournament
-Riding JEM and Bearclaw Poppy with Mason and Jaxon
-Provo City Center Temple open house
-Riding at Trailside in Park City with Mason and Jaxon
-Anniversary Inn in SLC
-Raven graduated high school
-Cascade Springs and Squaw Peak
-Roseburg, Oregon trip to visit the Clark’s
-Cavitt Creek swim hole
-Heceta lighthouse in Florence, Oregon
-Moving to Roseburg, Oregon
-Mountain biking and hiking the North Umpqua Trail
-Seeing Megan Asregadoo before she finished her mission
-Bandon Beach with the Hull’s
-Fathers and sons outing at Steamboat
-Sidnee’s 16th birthday
-Going back to Utah for Cari’s wedding
-Adventure day with Jeff K
-Seeing the elk herd near Singleton Road
-Feeding Nash’s animals
-Having Raven come home for Christmas
-Fish tacos at Bandon Beach
-Swimming in the ocean with Raven at Bandon Beach
It was stressful at times, especially moving to a new area, but it has been a year full of growth and new experiences.
Raven and Sidnee got me crazy socks. I only wanted two things this year- to have Raven come home and crazy socks. I got both. It was nice to go to Church and spend the rest of the day playing games and visiting. This was a great Christmas.
We took them to Colliding Rivers. You can see the mud coming in from the left on Little River.
Jeff K and I went on a manly adventure on Tuesday. It’s Saturday, but I’ve been a little preoccupied this week. We took the logging road above Cavitt Creek. We found ice on the rocks before we hit the snowline.
I took the dogs to Colliding Rivers again this morning to throw rocks in the river. I used to love doing that as a kid. I remember doing that on the Truckee, American and Russian Rivers. I remember one time, but not the location, when we were with Rod and Janine and we tried to hit a small hole in a big rock across a river. I like to skip rocks and just throw them in the river. I like hearing the sound of the rushing water, seeing the white water and just relaxing. It’s a good thing I moved so close to a cool river.
I tried a new section of the North Umpqua Trail system yesterday. This section is seven miles from the house. The trail was really smooth, so Mason and Jaxon should like it. I saw this tree on the way back. I don’t have the luxury of riding from the house like I did in Eagle Mountain, but the scenery is worth the compromise.
This is Fern Falls. There are several waterfalls along the North Umpqua Trail. I look forward to seeing this one in the Spring.