Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MOAB.... Blake and Becca

On August 8th we went to Moab with Blake and Becca. We hiked Devils Garden in Arches National Park and went to the swimming hole up Mill Creek.

Boys will be boys!
And they will catch lizards!

Sweet resting spot Blake found on the trail

Blake in a crack...

Blake in another crack :)

This was some indian writing on the Mill Creek hike

The water hole. WAY COLD!

This was a fun cliff jump, but you only have 6 or 7 feet of water to land in just below the fall. Everywhere else is about 2 feet deep.

You could tell it's cold by how we walked in it

And they will catch crawdads!!!

Can you tell Liesel wants to be a photographer?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Finally we ventured off somewhere besides Moab. For my birthday we went to Little Wild Horse Canyon on the San Rafeal Reef (Near Gobblin Valley). We had two of Liesel's little sisters with us, Kallie 16, and Abby 14. They were staying with us for 2 weeks. Pretty much all we did was swim at the Helper pool and go hiking. Liesel even took them to Moab while I worked.
Here is the sign marking the trail. Here it splits to Bell Canyon and Little Wild Horse. It does a loop, so you go up one and come down the other. We just went up Little Wild Horse to the top and came back down. Alot less sun that way.
It's AMAZING how the water has carved this canyon through the millions of years. I took so many pictures, it was hard to thin them out for the blog.

As the canyon gets skinnier, it gets really curvey from the water flow.


"You go first", "No YOU!"

This reminds me of Easter hikes with Mandy :)

I really don't have much to say, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

So many different formations. Look at these girls growing out of this rock!

Ran into some water, but we were glad to find it.

At least I was :)

Abby tried to climb around it for a while, but it was inevitable....




This is the SKULL

Strong Kallie.....

This was a trail marker we found.

We found this bug thing in a pool of water on another little hike. I thought it was a tad-pole, but soon found out that I didn't want that thing in my hands.

But we did dare catch this frog :) It was an awesome birthday, and the weather ended up being perfect. When we started the hike it was 102, but once we got back out of the slot canyon it was a mild 89. We're definitely going back to do the whole loop once it's cooled off a little.