Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creekside


Where: Lytle Creek 

We set up camp for the day this past Tuesday to soak up some mid week sunshine and cool mountain breeze. 

This was my first time here, but man this place is winner because, one: it's not too far up the hillside, but still feels dense and remote enough to make you think you've made far enough into the wild to enjoy the perks creekside fishing, picnicking, lounging and dam building (which is what the kids were busy doing most of the time we where there) And two: the parking is just above the water so it's not much of a hike to get to a nice shady place to park your set up. Our "set up" consisting of a couple teepees, lots of blankets, buckets and basket full of snacks and refreshments. 

Jack seemed to really enjoy himself around these parts too. The water just deep enough for him to dash around in and then plenty of shady relief with teepees, which is where he tends to retreat once he's retired from the kids and their usually physically demanding play routines.  

The boys, with the help of Mike and Kevin, even built a kind of wobbly wood raft and then helped deepen the creek by building a small dam to trap the water flow, where the raft floated around the whole afternoon. 

Water, mud, sun, wood, and raft construction. 
The kids could have stayed there all day I swear. 



Check it out if you are anywhere local. 
It's makes for an easy, refreshing day escape. 




14 comments:

  1. The water is such a beautiful, refreshing color!

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  2. Ohhhh. My in-laws are from Corona and have a second home there- we live in Massachusetts- that we visit at least once a year. Thanks for the recommendation, I can't wait to take my boys here next time we are out that way.
    Melissa

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  3. we used to go here as kids all the time!

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    1. how fun! I can't believe I'd never been, or even heard of Lytle Creek till recently. It's such a great place and much closer than I realized. can't wait to go back for a summer picnic.

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  4. The water is so clear! My favorite memories as a child are playing in a creek.

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    1. I noticed that too. It looked so clear you almost wanted to drink from it.

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  5. All these movers and makers of damns and droppers of rocks! I love the energy of these images.

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  6. I agree- looks like so much fun! When we went on our trip to the Ozarks last fall, the weather was particularly warm, and damn-building was the #1 activity. Something about building and playing and working toward a goal, those boys look like they are in heaven! You look wonderful too, Jess!

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  7. Oh, you make me really miss summer!
    Today it was raining cats and dogs up here... Hard and sideways. lol.

    Beautiful hat and dress btw. Very boho - which I totally love.

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    1. thank you!

      The "dress" shown here is actually a old skirt (my grandmother's) that I've had forever, with a stretched out elastic band that always comes in handy around the 9th month. Super comfy too.

      Thanks for writing!
      J

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  8. Love Lytle Creek! It's literally up the street from our place. There's a pretty waterfall up there too you guys should check out. We bring the kids with us up there, they love it.

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    1. how fun! I didn't realize you guys were so close. I'll def. have to give you a call next time we are headed that way.

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  9. Loving your style and really LOVE the hats! Where did you purchase them from?

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