The Davis Family Flash

The Davis Family Flash
Welcome to the Davis Family Blog! We are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). We hope you enjoy learning more about our family. We love our six children, wonderful daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. We are a musical family, and love the outdoors.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Isaac's Football Camp

Isaac wrapped up football camp today and he had a great time and was a very good sport.  He made some new friends and received and award for the fastest player in camp.  It didn't hear that he was by far the largest participant.  Since he is going into the third grade he has to play one more year of flag football.  We did ask the league if he could play up because of his size, but the said no.  So, one more year before he can pad up and maybe move up to play with kids his size.  Here are few pictures from his last day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rexburg 15th Ward Sawtooth High Adventure Hike

We just completed a three day backpacking trip to the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho.  We hiked the Toxaway Pettite loop, staying the first night at Bow Knot Lake and the second at Alice Lake.  We had 4 scouts and 4 adults.  The young men were Caden Anderson, Bryson Barrett, Christopher Davis, and Jack Davis.  Old folks were Owen Anderson, Steve Davis, Ben Hyde, and Blaine Hyde.

Overall, the trip went very smoothly except for a slight diversion (taking the wrong trail) just 1 mile in by the lead group of scouts that cost us couple of hours.  The second night we were all startled from our sleep by and epic lightning and rainstorm, that largely missed us, but provided a spectacular light and sound show.  After the storm passed the skies were perfectly clear and a couple of us enjoyed looking the brilliant stars.

The pictures below are some of the highlights of the adventure.

Getting ready to roll at Pettite Lake

Steve and Christopher Davis all geared up

Tin Cup Trail Head

First water crossing after the "lost boys" were found

Ben "Graceful" Hyde

Backback adjustments

Ben "GQ" Hyde

Meadow near Farley Lake

Reflection pond near Farley Lake

Caden Anderson, Owen Anderson, Blaine "the buff" Hyde at Farley Lake

Setting up camp at Bow Knot Lake

Dinner at Bow Knot "Beef Stroganoff and Beef Stew"

Ben "the black bear" Hyde setting up bear food line

Caden and Owen Anderson father and son time

Bryson Barret enjoying the view

Jack Davis fishing at Bow Knot

Blaine and Ben Hyde, father and son council 

Jack probably caught 50 fish, most about this size

Sunrise at Bow Knot Lake

Blain stretching or maybe Yoga?

Perhaps the best view of the camp, looking up from the sleeping pads of the Hyde tent

Pan size fish

Toxaway Lake

Group picture at the Toxaway Lake Falls

Approaching the summit of Snowy Side Pass

Looking down at Twin Lakes from Snowy Side Pass

Lunch on top

At the top, then descending to Alice Lake

Christopher's very cold swim at Alice Lake

Hunting and finding . . . 


Alice Lake's El Capitan

Dinner at Alice Lake, Spanish Rice and Chicken

Sunsetting on El Capitan

Evening Reflection on Alice Lake

Tree Climb II

Evening Charades

Morning reflection on Alice Lake

Breakfast, lots of oatmeal and hot chocolate

Descending from Alice Lake

Looking east to the White Clouds

Soaking in the hot springs before our return home