This is the way it generally goes, we know better to leave early and stay away from the heat. Alas, we're human and made a close call on our latest adventure. Rae woke up the night before our last hiking trip with a fever and that should have been enough reason to cancel, but the fever went away and we went anyhow.. just a few hours later than planned.
HOW GORGEOUS right? It was incredible out there. A super easy three mile hike and you end up at three pools, a natural waterslide made from the running water, several spots to take a dip in and just so. much. pretty. The water was so clear and you could see to the very bottom.
(fourth of july was the next day so handsome thought the pants were necessary ;) )
The water was freezing. Which is pretty typical around here, anytime you swim near the waterfalls or even places like this the water is usually around forty degrees. It was so hot outside, but I still couldn't do it. Handsome went in with Rae and they both said it was cold. Bre girl ate and snoozed a bit, we played here for a while, ate some lunch but with the temperature still rising we packed up since we still had a three mile hike to get back.
and then this is where things got a little scary..It was ninety plus degrees out, Raelyn was starting to not feel good again so we pulled her from the hiking pack and she guzzled down water like it was her job. She didn't want to eat anything (not even fruit snacks or mango, which she goes crazy for) her little body was SO hot, but I couldn't tell if it was from a fever or from the heat outside. It was the longest three miles back to the car ever. Stefan carried her in his arms versus the pack and she was trying to fall asleep the whole time, but we kept her awake so we could keep giving her water. It was scary and we will definitely not ever be leaving that late for another hike. We made it to the car, she drank some gatorade we had in the cooler and passed out the whole way home. She did end up having a fever when we got back home, but it went away within an hour. I'm guessing the super chilly water didn't help either so we learned from this experience and we're so thankful it wasn't any worse.