garner state park, october 2006
lots of hiking, climbing, spelunking, paddling and soaking
the drive was just a bit over 3 hrs. we arrived at sunset.
next morning we hiked to crystal cave
the kids really did great
arrived at crystal cave
kat was looking at the crystals and then she noticed the ceiling was looking back, a bat!
time for kayaking
this tree had a bunch of turkey buzzards
a giant cypress
frustrated by the lack of progress on our river pool at the new house
we constructed our own river pool
ford laying in his nest
taking in some rocket fuel back at the base
the next morning we took off for white rock cave
we still had some energy and time before lunch so we took off to painted rock
this hike involved some real climing on rocks, all fours were required
and up, up.... that little bit of river down there is where we'd started this hike/climb
finally arriving at the top
instead of going back down that way we took the long hike across a canyon wall back to crystal cave.
ford had been talking about crystal cave non-stop. this was taken looking out from the cave.
after all the hiking we took it easy by soaking in the crystal clear spring fed waters of the rio frio
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