Is this the desert?

Being frequent Southern Utah dwellers, we didn’t want to let a new baby slow us down this summer.  Well, maybe just a little bit.
Even though Jack won’t remember any of it, we sure had fun taking him to some of our favorite hiking spots.  I think in his own way he had a great time.  🙂

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We tried to find the exact rock Perry climbed on last time two years ago (see photo below), but had to settle for something similar this time.
04-14-06_5465Perry in Goblin Valley

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And while our friend watched Jack at camp, we hiked through one of our favorite slot canyons- Little Wild Horse.  Some of the spots would have been too narrow for Jack and his backpack to fit through anyways.


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It’s truly an amazing place out in the middle of nowhere.

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Ran into a few native wild animals.
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Our next day was a trip around Arches- to some spots we’ve never been.
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Then our last day there was spent at my favorite spot in Canyon Lands, Island in the Sky.  It’s called an island because there’s cliffs on both sides of this narrow strip of land and we hiked out to the very tip. It’s quiet and in the middle of nowhere. No safety bars- nothing man made.  Just you and nature and it’s dangerous grandness.
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We had some wind and a few raindrops to battle, but decided to make the mile hike anyway. Jack was a trooper through it all, too.

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This is Perry at the very end of the trail.  Walk off these boulders and you fall to your death, at least I assume so.  I didn’t get too close to the edge, knowing I have a little vertigo with heights and cliff edges.  There’s canyons on your left, to your front and on your right.  So amazing!

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  • BridgetJune 10, 2008 - 9:22 am

    Wow! It’s so beautiful down there. It looks like you guys had a blast! You are such cool parents. 🙂 Little Jack is so lucky.

  • BrittJune 10, 2008 - 7:19 pm

    Okay, so I’m super jealous.

  • Tiffany MontgomeryJune 11, 2008 - 10:56 am

    I LOVED these photos! How gorgeous! Little Jack couldn’t be any cuter! Perry looks so cute with him. I would love to go there with my kids. Call us next time you are planning to go and maybe we can tag along! Love ya.