04 June, 2008

Canyon Lands

Last month Mandi and I took our first camping trip of the year along with Tyler, Alene, Caiden, Ryan, and Brady. It was so nice to get outside after a long winter. We took two ten plus mile hikes. One to Paul Buyon's Potty and another to Druid Arch. Getting to Paul Bunyon's potty was not easy. Most of the hike was through a wash. We were dragging our feet through the sand. We were amazed enough with the landscape that the hike didn't discourage us. We had a chance to look at some ruins from the Anasazi Indians. It's amazing how this stuff still stands.

I was most impressed with the Druid Arch hike. It was through this canyon. The Landscape seamed to change dramatically so there was always something to look at. The arch itself was huge. It was much bigger in real life than the pictures that I have. we were lucky to go when we did. There weren't a lot of people on these particular hikes. Just remember to bring some rope if you plan on getting to the top of Paul Buyon's potty. Especially if you have kids with you. Otherwise you might have to form a chain in order to get everyone down.

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