Olsen Reservoir/Mounds Area

Olsen Reservoir/Mounds AreaMan, it’s been a while since I posted anything to this site. Last weekend was pretty uneventful, though I did take the boys out for a little hiking southeast of town. We first went to Olsen Reservoir to release the tadpoles that we caught a few weeks ago on Cedar Mountain. A couple of them had completely turned into frogs, and the rest were almost there. Torrey especially had a lot of fun there playing in the water and the mud. I think Michael and Bradley wanted to play in the water and mud, but I wouldn’t let them get near it. After leaving Olsen Reservoir, we drove closer to Mounds to hike around a bit. There was an interesting little hill that I’d seen about a year ago from the opposite side of the Price River, and I finally decided to check it out. We were able to drive to within a few hundred feet of the hill, then we hiked down off the plateau on which we parked and then up the hill. It wasn’t terribly interesting there, but it was something to do. After hiking around, we drove to the Price River bridge near Mounds and ate lunch at the river’s edge. The kids really wanted to at least dip their feet in the river, but the bank was to steep to get close without falling right in. After returning home, Torrey smelled badly of the dried stagnant mud that she picked up at Olsen Reservoir, so I gave her a haircut and a bath. I’m lucky that she’s such a well-behaved dog, or else that would have been quite an adventure by itself!

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