Mica mines winter hike

Mica Mine Trail in the Ice and Snow….with 4 Kids in Tow

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
Carl Reiner

It’s Christmas Break for me and the kids and I want nothing more but to whisk them out of town for several days.

Preferably somewhere warm. Like a beach in Mexico.

Unfortunately…we have a house that needs work, a budget that was blown on Christmas gifts and food and parties and food, and an unfortunate lack of passports for the kids.

So the beach has to wait.

Fortunately, my kids are adventurers! I’m proud to say that after spending the last few years making them into the adventurers that they are. It’s like a big sigh of relief in my heart that when I say, “Let’s go for a hike today” and they start deciding which trail would be their favorite considering the weather, the time we have, etc…. instead of the typical, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!” that we have heretofore experienced.

Blessed I am. Blessed indeed.

Thus, it was determined that today’s hike would be on the route to the Mica Mine. The children remembering the past experience of hiking that trail in the snow.

Unfortunately, time hasn’t been given for truly epic ice sheets to develop in this particular canyon. Even still, we found some fantastic slippery places and even went up an unexplored side-canyon, where we found a little shelf overlooking the wintery scene.