I knew that we should bring some painted rocks or something to leave in the forest so I had the kids use some markers and glitter on a few small rocks we found around our yard. In reality we should have brought an entire art kit with streamers, spray paint. googly eyes or pretty much anything fun colorful and crafty.
Once we found mile marker 17 we pulled off the road and parked. We had to cross over a river with our stroller and 5 small kids. That was the hardest part. Once we did that we walked a bit farther and all of a sudden the kids could tell we had made it. There were small trails going all over the place with little creations left from all the visitors that had been there. People are so creative and we had a great time exploring all of our different finds.
We looked all around and picked a place we thought our rocks would like and that hopefully we can find if we ever go back up there again.
Family pictures on our way out of the forest