After we finished hiking up the creek and abandoned the swimming hole thanks to the snake, we got back on the trail, which followed near the creek for awhile.
We did finally start to see some of the small waterfalls that were supposed to be on this trail.
This looked like a pretty cool place to swim, but unfortunately it was getting too close to dark at this point. We needed to get out of the woods ASAP, so no time to stop.
Being in a hurry to get back to camp did not stop the kids from all sitting in this fallen tree with a carved out spot that makes a perfect seat.
The kids love wooden boardwalks.
SUNSET OVER FOSTER FALLS
We finished the Grundy Forest Day Loop and drove back to the Foster Falls Campground. We stopped to watch this beautiful sunset over the Foster Falls gorge. (click the picture to enlarge)
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Will watches the sunset over Foster Falls. (click the picture to enlarge)
After we watched the beautiful sunset, we built our 1st campfire of the trip and cooked quesadillas with my new Coleman gas stove. It uses butane for fuel and cost less that $20. It was well worth the small investment as it worked wonderfully. We roasted marshmallows on the fire, which the kids like to do just for the fun of watching them burn, as they do not actually eat the roasted marshmallows. Then we all piled up in the tent together, and the first night we had perfect (but warm) weather all night.
I got this nifty battery lantern that can hang different ways and put out either regular white light or a dim orange light that is perfect to use inside the tent because it is not too bright.
I got a portable USB battery charger that was perfect for charging my iPhone and Apple Watch in the tent at night. Our campground did not have electricity, but this portable charger worked perfectly for my charging needs.