I carried Ryan on the way in, and Mike carried him on the way out. Turns out that Ryan is more comfortable on the shoulders/back than a backpack!
We found a nice, sunny spot to picnic by the water. Jake was delighted and spent almost the whole time throwing rocks into the water.
Silly baby tasting a rock.After having our lunch, taking a little break from rock-throwing.
My view while eating lunch.
Hiking back, Jake was tired (read: bored). So we had him see how fast he could get to the top of the switchback trail, then found him a walking stick which was cool for about half a mile, then had him count to 100. By the time he finished counting, the car was in sight. Success!