Four Hours To Go 1.25 Miles
Elevation: 5,430 Feet
I took the boys for a quick hike on the side of Sparks Lake off the Cascade Lakes Highway outside of Bend, Oregon. My ambitions were to knock out two small, one mile hikes. I had the entire day and all the breast milk Ciernan could handle. What I didn't count on was Ciernan's ability to be upset for an amazing amount of time and the fact the stoller wasn't going to fit on about half the trail. Poor Tanis had to hold Ciernan while I carried the stroller down the trail a ways and then come and get them. I had to do this a half dozen times or so. It is a beautiful, but short hike.