Valley View Glade Conservation Area

We've lived in this house for over 6 years now, but we really don't know the area well. In the past year, we've made friends with people who live a bit further out and they've opened our eyes to several new places.

One of those new places being Valley View Glade. I'd never heard of it until a friend mentioned that she was taking her son there and I invited myself along. Another friend jumped on the bandwagon and before we knew it there was a group of 10 of us!

It was a fairly grueling hike in that we had two little ones with us. They were such troopers, but little legs can only go so far! Despite being tired by the end, I think everyone had a good time!

The bigger boys certainly enjoyed themselves. I lost count of how many trees they climbed!

[caption id="attachment_4051" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Monkeys in a tree[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4052" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bleached trunk[/caption]

Not a single boy between the 3 of us. (Two of the boys aren't even pictured here.)

[caption id="attachment_4053" align="aligncenter" width="300"] So many boys[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4054" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Autumn Beauty[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4055" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Seed pods[/caption]

My boys don't get many opportunities to spend time with little ones. Gabe really enjoys these two.

[caption id="attachment_4056" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Teaching the little guys[/caption]

I'm always on the lookout for a heart rock!

[caption id="attachment_4057" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Heart rock![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4058" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tired[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_4061" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Mushroom on tree[/caption]

Part of the hike was out in the open, and part of the hike was wooded. Both areas were pretty and I can only imagine how beautiful this hike is in the spring.

[caption id="attachment_4062" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Path[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4063" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Purple berries[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4064" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Red Berry Clluster[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_4066" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Rocky Path[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4067" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Fall Fuzzy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4068" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Stream[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4069" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Overlook[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4070" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Waterfall potential[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4071" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Yellow beauty[/caption]

It was so much more fun to hike with friends. I don't know why we don't do that more often! We had a great time.


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