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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Death March

Tracey decided this year to do a 25 mile hike. I am not sure where he came up with the idea and I know that Rachael was so excited to heard. She called it the death march or family bondage or child abuse... and the list goes on. Anyway he decided to hike from Crystal Mountain to Basin Lake then to Echo Lake and then out through Green Water Lakes. Mark and Alex came with us. We missed the rest of the Evan's. There was a deathly steep hill to get to the top of the ridge above Crystal. We thought we might be in trouble when Brett just fell over and we were not even very far into the hike. But he did awesome. They all did. It was very pretty the mosquitoes where pretty bad at Echo Lake. We busted a theory, Listerine is not a mosquito repellent. You can ask Mark all about it. This is us all nice and clean ready for the death march.



Brandon caught the first fish at Basin Lake.


Rachael was getting into the whole nature thing. She was ready to eat her first raw fish.

Basin Lake behind us. We are just getting started for day 2.

Echo Lake with all of the fish. As you can see we are all a little dirtier now, but there are still a few smiles on our faces. I think we all had a good time even Rachael. We even found out the we could walk for 25 miles and gain weight. Can you believe that. Joyce told us Alex was worried about being hungry. I think we took care of that problem. Tracey is trying to figure out where to go next year. My vote is hiking 25 miles around Disney Land.

4 comments:

Becca said...

sounds like I missed out...

Jared & Cheryl said...

My Dad and Alex told me they had a great time. I'm jealous, I wish I could have gone with you! Maybe next time...

Tracey & Gayle said...

You should. Let us know when you can come up.

Michelle Ross said...

hello Butler Family. This is Jerry and Kay Butler's youngest daughter. I found your blog with the help of my Dad. Hope to stay in touch

Michelle