Mini creek hike with the little

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    Not a very buahcrafty post, but it was sunny so the boy and I decided to go on a little adventure up the creek. D6717962-21FD-48AD-ADAF-4FF1676DE4D4.jpeg He knows the trail to get down to where the creek feeds in to the river well, so he led the way for a bit. BCF123E8-7FF8-4B61-9B3F-D88D329DE2AD.jpeg Before long the decision was made to put dad to use and hitch a ride on the shoulders. All the better of a vantage point you know DB933311-AE70-44A9-B9E4-FEA6EE874577.jpeg first stop was hunting crawdads, we caught and released about a dozen, he liked the little ones best and kept finding them under the rocks, and pointing them out to me.
    41A96F9F-F8DB-4959-8681-D8EB3DA2952F.jpeg We are at the site where an old mill once stood with a water wheel. This foundation used to be part of the bridge, I can only assume the creek must have been bigger back then, in the winter time is the only season that it gets a heavy amount of water 719CFDA2-3D88-46B3-856F-7DB8B7D22022.jpeg Thatcher noticed that someone had decided to come out here and do a little art instalment so it was time to take on this tiny gallery along the way D6CD12F4-DC84-4E46-80D2-0242637B0877.jpeg this kid has a natural sense of adventure and wanted to lead the way most of the time, so we went his route 02C32291-0B2B-4DD3-856A-DA4AE05DCCF7.jpeg even through the creek at times 86C907E7-7113-4FE5-9F27-A17A5949FACF.jpeg before it got too deep, at which point it was back to the shoulders. But he made sure I didn't wonder for a moment who was leading this expedition 5583CB85-B243-4BB6-B10E-D0DFF3A4FDEF.jpeg after about a mile and a half of trudging up the creek, admiring ducks, fish, crawdads, art, and all the beautiful scenery along the way our destination was finally in sight. With the stars and stripes as our guide we made the last climb up the bank to reap our hard earned reward CF2E458A-0EE0-42BF-A5F6-0FA2F203E54B.jpeg the local ice cream joint! Thank you for joining us on this rambling adventure if you stuck through it all! We had a lot of fun, even though it wasn't very bushcrafty, so we decided to share!
     
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    That’s great. I love creek walking and used to take my boys to do it all the time when they were young. You son looks quite happy.
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Nice. Dad's make great horses. :) Handsome little feller you have there.

    Ice cream. That sounds good to me tonight. :)
     
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    Great time out with the boy! Seeing those pictures reminded me of what it felt like to have my sons on my shoulders.
    Thanks
     
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    Jonah L. Archer ~Roughian #21~ ~ MOA #62 ~ Supporter Bushclass II

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    Looks like a Young Roughian in training! :dblthumb:
     
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    These are always my favorite posts. I'd argue that this is "bushcrafty". . .this is how you plant the seed for the next generation. Nice job Dad!
     
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    Good on you dad! It brings a smile to my face to see parents getting out with the kids. Last week my son called me to invite me to go to the zoo with the grandkids. I had plenty of work to do that day so I said "I'll be right over!" Right choice!:p
     
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    Is that Canyon Creek?
     
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    beacon Simul justus et peccator Supporter Bushclass I

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    When they're little, it's so simple to find "adventure". It gets a little tougher as they get older, but that means it's also more fun! Good on you.
     
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    A mini outing with the mini-you. :dblthumb:

    Such a superb way to spend time outdoors. :)
     
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    It is Myrtle Creek, in Myrtle Creek Oregon
     
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    Jonah L. Archer ~Roughian #21~ ~ MOA #62 ~ Supporter Bushclass II

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    What a great hike!
    Thanks for sharing the adventure!
     
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    Looks like a great day!
     
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    Coyote Charlie Roughian #88 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Looks awesome. He looks a bit older than the Pup but had a similar trip without the ice cream at the end. Maybe next time...

    Thank you for posting.
     

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