Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Break - Part 1

With word that the kids were out of school for two days last week, Wes took the bull by the horns and planned a camping trip. He was determined not to the let the year slip by with the pop-up only leaving our driveway once! So we headed South and camped for two nights just outside of Goblin Valley. The weather could not have been more perfect and the landscape was stunning. I love Southern Utah.

We were lucky enough to find a campsite with this view:

Wes immediately spotted the small canyon in the white sandstone hills next to our campsite so as soon we settled in - we were off to explore!

Look at the beautiful rock formations! And that little girl is pretty cute too, huh?

Again...the cool rock formations...
We found quite a large piece of petrified wood.
And a lizard!

Back at camp - doing some Jedi maneuvers
Unfortunately the heater in the pop-up wasn't working but we had lots of blankets and tried to stay cozy. Good morning! (That's the kids' side of the trailer)
Friday we hiked Little Horse Canyon. This is a must-do hike that has only become easily accessible in the last decade or so. It has become a very popular hike for families and youth groups. However, it is still an amazing slot canyon that is worth seeing if you are in the area.

Cate spotted a black widow the size of a quarter!

We called this the "Wall of Faces"

The diverse rock formations were incredible!
The canyon can be part of a 6-7 mile loop but we just did a less than 2 mile hike up and back the actual slot canyon.
On to Goblin Valley!


Anna said...

Your hair is so long!!! It's cute.
I am so glad you posted about that canyon. We have been looking for an easily accesible slot canyon for the kids. We are so lucky to live so close to such amazing scenery!

Kip said...

What a trip! It looks like you had a fabulous time! I want to see that slot canyon for myself.

Diana Beck McCarty said...

That looks like so much fun (except the spider which would have sent me running)!