Sunday, October 20, 2013

Return to Zion

We try to make it to Zion National Park as many times per year as possible. We hit it up again the weekend before school started (or possibly the weekend after it started.. my life is one big blur)

Started it off right with little brother getting stuck in the mud on the way to our camping spot. 
Was actually kind of a fun project to all try to figure out how to get our. Family bonding. And that is our little bu in the background. 

 camp spot

 We tried to get a permit to hike the narrows from the top down, but it was apparently flash floody while we were there. For the record, I do not condone this hike when there is a chance of flash flooding. Yipes. 

 The narrows water is usually super pretty and clear- but theyd been having lots of flooding going on. So it was like walking through mud paste. 

West Rim trail 

Ah summer. Farewell. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Porcupine Climb

The day before we started our crazy trip this summer, we did a bike race.

Danny's aunt Robynn & uncle joe are crazy  roadbikers- and they are dang good. They signed us up for the Porcupine climb- 14.9 miles straight up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was so fun! And dang hard. Like.. I thought I might die.

It was my first time on a road bike and i was too chicken to wear clip ins, so I sported some vans. Which I got made fun of for.

I loved the race so much that I am now the proud owner of a bike, and i wear clip ins. Thanks for signing us up Robynn & Joe!

Annual Big Springs Hike

I drag Danny to hike big springs every year. We started this hike the first year we were dating and its just sooo fab in the fall I have to do it every year. He found a new trail that led (lead?) us to some sweet views, so I think that rekindled his love for B. springs. Thank goodness!

We also took along some sibs this time. so that was fun. 

Happy Fall! I try to stay as positive as I can knowing treacherous winter is coming. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Grandma Boyd's 90th Bday: New Mexico

I really am not sure that one single person in this family photo is actually looking at the camera. 

 On top of the bluffs @ Gmas house. We loved hiking around here when we were chillins. And loved it on this day too. 
 Stopped @ arches on the way home. Twas national parks day so free entry! not bad.