Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bonneville Trailhead

Well, I think we found our new favorite hike. Of course, it's in a federal park (which we didn't realize until we pulled into the parking lot...). I should be keeping score - I think we're winning on the Discover Pass side, but not by as much as we should be!

 Anyway, out by Bonneville Dam there's the North Bonneville Trailhead. It's a little steep at first but only if you're prodding a 4 year old along and packing the other one in on your back. Then it levels out and is fantastic. We took the trail toward Gillette Lake. Horses had gone before us so we spent the entire time on a hunt for HORSE POOP!!, which was as entertaining as the slug hunt we went on during the last hike.

We came across the horses (and their owners) on the trail as they were coming back with news of a bee's hive in the middle of the trail so we didn't make it to the lake, but next time we'll definitely plan on eating lunch on the water's edge. If we hike it again in late summer, though, I don't know if we'll have room for lunch because of all the ripe blackberries to snack on on the way there!

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