Monday, September 19, 2016

Hiking to Stiles Falls

Over Labor Day weekend we did a family hike to Stiles Falls.  It started as a scenic road.

At the end of the road, we finally turned off onto a single foot path in the woods, often by a nice stream.

Pierce had done this hike before and told us the water was deep and to bring lifejackets.  Trust me - lifejackets are not necessary! 

Towards the end of this path, there was a little bit of rock scrambling just before the falls.  We did see a garter snake on one of the rocks.

The ultimate reward!  This hike is only about an hour from us, so it's strange we had never done it before.  It made for a very nice day.
After a picnic lunch and some splashing in the (very) cold water, we headed back.  It was a fairly easy hike and nothing quite beats a waterfall at the end.


I'll be taking the rest of this week off from blogging.  Hope everyone has a great week.  See you next Monday! 

29 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I haven't heard of that place. Sounds like a neat hike and glad you didn't need life jackets. Getting some rain here.

Tom said...

Boys will be boys in the last one!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I LOVE this last picture! What is it that most falls are so hidden and hard to get to? I will miss you, hope you are alright.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks like a lovely hike! It looks peaceful. Enjoy your week off!

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice place top have close. Like the life jacket shot and the final one

Vera said...

The boys must have loved the waterfalls! You are giving your boys such a healthy upbringing......Vx

Sally said...

How wonderful! I love that you share these outings with us, Lisa. Great photos.

xoxo

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful waterfall --and I love the picture of the 3 boys standing in front of it...

Have a great week.

I published a post this morning from our recent trip to YOUR area.
Hugs,
Betsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

That looks like a lovely way to spend the day! Enjoy your break.

Crystal Collier said...

Super cute boys, and what a fun hike! I need to get out and do something like that...in two months...when Florida is temperate for hiking.

alissa apel said...

How pretty! I love the waterfall at the end. There isn't enough of those in Nebraska.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your week off!

Lin said...

WOW! That does look like fun! And you can walk there?! That's the best part.

Enjoy your break.

Robert Bennett said...

Sometimes you make me jealous with how gorgeous the area around you is. Really makes me miss my woods back home. haha

Endah Murniyati said...

So natural! Interesting!

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mail4rosey said...

The waterfall is an awesome way to end a hike. Love that last picture. :)

Caren Gittleman said...

what a gorgeous place to hike and the little ones are ADORABLE!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Sandra Morris said...

what a beautiful place for a hike :)

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Have a great week! That place is so pretty...and your boys are growing up so Fast!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a fun day,,,, and the last photo,, oh how adorable!
love
tweedles

Terra Heck said...

Such pretty scenery, especially the waterfall.

Linda said...

Beautiful falls! Who are those funny faces? ;-)

Harry Flashman said...

We have a lot of waterfalls here. Last month, one of the major network affiliates talking heads went out to one and was wading near the edge. She slipped, fell in, and went over the falls. That was the end of her. That happens two or three times a year in North Georgia.

I like to walk down to the waterfall near us but I never go right up to the edge! Or anywhere near the top, these days, as my knee might "pop out" at any time.

I hope you will be really careful on your run this weekend.

Sharon Wagner said...

Adventure cabin. Intriguing!

Karen Ann said...

HOw beautiful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a great hike and so close to home!

Annette said...

How fun! It sounds like the perfect hike and the perfect day. The waterfall is beautiful.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I wish we had such beautiful scenery nearby. Happy hiking..