Today the kids and I went out to the glacier for a few hours. It was a chance for us to get out of the house and for the kids to just play outside. We walked around the little raised loop trail first, then went to check out the sledding hill. The kids were sad that we couldn't get over to it anymore...the sledding hill is actually an island, but in the winter the stream is a lot smaller and there are planks to get across to the hill. They played in the water for awhile, and then we went to the base of the visitors center and they climbed on the rocks for at least an hour. I sat on a bench and watched the tourists. It was fun. I will post the pictures of my tourist watching below this post.Brooklin took this picture of the glacier while standing up on the rocks.
Caleb and London climbing the rocks.
This is a picture of the sledding hill...without any snow. The kids are sad we couldn't go play on it. Maybe on a warmer day, we can wade across the stream and play. Isaiah is holding a piece of glacier ice he found in the stream.
I can't believe that just a few months ago, we all hiked across this and touched the face of the glacier!
While the kids were playing up on the rocks, Brooklin found this bird skeleton, so she came down and grabbed my camera to take a picture of it.