The boys and I went hiking at Sweet Creek Falls in Mapleton this weekend. We drove there via Maple Creek, a one lane road through the mountains, we didn't see another car for an hour. It was awesome!! To get outside in nature, on this cold and foggy day, we felt pretty lucky to have it all. To us anyways... Having it all means access to the great outdoors where water rushes, salamanders crossing, and pools of clean clear water wait for splashing and exploring. My favorite comment was " let's come back in the summer time" you bet !! I was so proud to hear them talk about how nature changes by season, and this place will be completely different six months from now. We will certainly return... With swim short, towels, goggles, and a blanket for sun bathing. For now we'll take down jackets and rubber boots to explore what winter has to show at this glorious waterfall and creek. The loud sound of this full and rushing creek was so comforting to me. It is what we sought and what we got. The quiet loudness of nature.