Sometimes we explore trails with kiddos instead of horses.
Around July 4th, we had the whole family in town.
With 8 kids ranging in age from 1 to 12, choosing an acceptable hike was a challenge, especially with daytime highs in the valley at over 100.
We chose a location up Big Cottonwood Canyon, near Guardsman Pass. A shady trail at high altitude made for a pleasant activity.
The destination was Shadow Lake, where rock throwing and critter hunting were popular.
Baby Z had fun dipping her toes in the water.
One evening, we all went to a local rodeo.
Mostly, though, we just enjoyed each other's company.