For the Memorial Weekend we went up to the mountains. One of the things we did was hike around Monarch Lake. The last time we did this was in 2005. The girls were 4 and 3. We only made it 1/3 of the way around the lake and had to turn around. This weekend the girls were 13 and 11 and we made it all the way around. Ironically we found a family with kids that looked about the same age parked in the middle of the trail. The dad said that was as far as they made it. I remember those days well!!!