Friday, June 3, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend & Bryce Canyon!

It's great to have Kevin's parents so close in Cedar City. We love to go see them and hang out & relax. I got to cook a TON (more details here) but the best part was our trip to Bryce Canyon.  I can't believe I've lived in Utah most of my life and not seen these things..... but better late then never, and now I get to experience them with my boys. 

Looking over Sunset Peak - I couldn't see the bottom from this view!

Mike, Cameron, Kevin and Nathan - Notice how Nathan is the tallest!

I found the bottom! Wow!

We hiked down and the walls were like this the whole time, it was a fun hike so far! Amazing 360 degree views the entire 3 miles.

Maybe Kevin shouldn't have worn his orange shirt but here we are at the bottom of the canyon; see the tree growing there?

It was so beautiful, and huge!

 This is Nathan at the bottom.
 Found another tree; love this!
Then the hike continued out of the "Hoodo's" and into some beautiful country with red rock and green green trees.

Cameron found a cool spot.

Love this!

Someone made this before us; Rock Stacking; a hobby I may consider.....

Dry creek bed

Cameron found a tree trunk seat; we were about 1 1/2 hours into the hike now; he's getting tired but doing well!

Back side of Sunset Peak

Going up Sunrise Peak

 Looking back at Sunset Peak
Just to show you the grade of the trail; pretty steep here!

I love the shots of the trees against orange rock

Do you see that little tree on the right in the "pot" of sand? So cute!!

Looking down at where we were

We made it! After a bit of heat exhaustion on my part and loosing Papa for a while at the lodge; we headed home after a 2 1/2 hour hike; one we will never forget!

 Bye Bye Bryce Canyon!!