Monday, May 26, 2008

Our hike to Delicate Arch...

Our family loves hiking to Delicate Arch in Moab. It is definitely one of our favorite things to do. We try to do it at least once a year.

We especially love it when everyone is old enough to hike themselves...not carried in a backpack!

Nathan was again obsessed with making sure the rock markers were correct. If any of them had fallen down, he had to fix them before moving on. And he had to add a rock to the ones that were all in place. He loved to be the leader and find the next marker.

We love to hike up to a little arch right before Delicate and sit. It has a beautiful view of Delicate down below.

Andrew and Harrison took off running at the beginning of the hike. They had to wait forever for the rest of us to get there! This is a picture that was taken right before they ditched us to run the entire way down (then they complained when we got there that they were so bored).

This is one of my favorite trees during the hike. I think it has so much character. I remember it when I was young and hiked to Delicate.

These are the Petroglyphs just off the trail. They are so fun to look interesting to think about the time when they were created.


Stacey said...

It looks like a fun will be nice when all our kids walk on their own...that time seems so far away!! I'm glad you guys had a good time.

leslie j said...

Beautiful pictures Ellen!