One of the activities we wanted to do with everyone was a hike. Tonto is really beautiful and a fairly easy hike, so we thought it would work. It was a perfect day!
We gathered in the parking lot while everyone arrived and we figured out which trail we would take.
We were treated by seeing a wild herd of javelinas in the parking lot. They had a few babies, too.
Grandma Ben & Tessa, Robbie, Emy & Brad, Nicole, Taylor and Emma
Catherine, Noah and Ethan Lindsay & Ivy Nickie, Richard & Bennett
first stop... a little pool where the river meets the trail
the trees were all changing colors and it was beautiful!
it looked more like Fall than Winter, but it was amazing.
Taylor and Emma
This was one of the prettier spots
Richard and Bennett
Taylor, Nicole and Emma
Nickie, Richard and Bennett
We reached the bridge!
Brad, Emy & Robbie
Lindsay, Ivy and Wesley
Catherine checking out the cave
Ben and Tessa
Catherine, Noah, Ethan and Uncle Taylor
Grandma & Grandpa
Wesley and Grandma picking out souvenir rocks
another beautiful spot
crossing the river sometimes was a little tricky
it was a good thing we had lots of helpers!
hiking back up the trail
someone was getting a little tired!
but Wesley cheered her up...
the bridge from the top...
Yes, in spite of what the the bench says, Ben DID survive...