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Hike and Tooth

Today is the last day of February.

Today we went on our only hike of the month. It was at Francis/King Regional Park. We went with the Kwasnicas and Griffin’s little buddy, Cater.


Also, Griffin lost his first tooth today.

First tooth out.
Up and coming.

Kind of a big day to wrap up February. Hope March will be a good one too.

Goldstream Gold Mine

For our weekend hike this week, we went exploring at Goldstream Gold Mine. Ever since we walked the Copper Mine Trail at the East Sooke Regional Park last year, Griffin has been wanting to check out another mine/cave. While we were brainstorming where to go for this hike, we quickly realized the Goldstream Gold Mine was our destination.

The kids had a great time. It was a fairly easy hike. At points, the trail became narrow and the drop was quite steep. Other than that, it was all good. We found the gold mine and went into it a bit. Quickly determined that it was too creepy to go further. On our way back we were feeling adventurous and explored the trail to the Hidden Spring Falls. We didn’t find the Falls, but ended up walking on the train track for a while. Great hiking spot. Highly recommended. We had our secret hiking buddies with us, but it’s COVID pandemic super lock down time, so we won’t talk about that.

Holly checking out the beginning of the trail.
Misty turns.
The Goldstream Goal Mine and three amigos.
Plaque #1
Cool trees
Plaque #2
The kids love walking on train tracks.
On the way back.
What we covered.

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