This was one of the coolest hikes I've ever been on. We hiked a few miles up a stream that has carved a deep, narrow canyon. It was spectacular with the rippled red rock, the sun shining in, and the beautiful vegetation.
I hiked up a little way with Kaden, and Matt walked up with his hiking poles. He did great, but wasn't able to go too far because his back hurt so much. I am so thankful for Matt's aunts and uncles who offered to watch Kaden and stay back with Matt so I could go on the hike. I LOVE this kind of thing, and it was such a fun adventure. Craig, Kara, Dave (Traci's husband), Caleb (Dave's son) and I started out together, and later Traci and Nicole joined us. Click the pictures to see them bigger...(so much more detail!)
There were a few places to climb up, and this latter was a bit precarious. There was another spot where we climbed up a slippery log using a knotted rope, while the waterfall sprayed us. It was so much fun though!
About half way up we came to this natural waterslide. It was too much fun; we flew down that thing. The water was freezing, but felt so refreshing. I want to go back!
Craig and Caleb, train style.
Craig, Kara, Nicole, Caleb, Me. Our feet were completely numb and felt like stubs by the time we finished. We had the best time, and the canyon was gorgeous. I want to go again and again.