Oh my heavens- I think I found a little piece of paradise tucked away in the desert.
I heard about it from a friend of mine, and immediately starting bugging John about taking a day trip there. Luckily, he didn't need much convincing because he was just as excited to try it out- so off we went in search of an adventure!
Our kids are still too young to actually "hike" for a while, and they are too heavy to carry, so we found a little piece of the creek that was accessible without having to do a major hike. The water was unbelievably clear and auqa-tinted, and you could see hundreds of little trout swimming around near your feet. The kids used our granola snack to feed the fish, and they would swim right up to us! Note to self: next time, bring a net!
We brought a picnic lunch, and we explored all sorts of nooks and crannies of the creek in all areas. There were these awesome flat rocks that you could sit on.. almost like you were sitting on a bench in the pool! The water was perfectly refreshing- even a little warmer than I expected. There were areas that were only about a foot deep, so the kids were able to walk around, swim and chase fish by themselves. There are definitely areas of fast rapids in the creek, but we stayed in a pretty mellow area. But next time- we are going to search for the waterfalls! I can't wait to go back again, it was such a fun day of cool memories for us and the kiddos.