Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Capital Reef trip narration
I decided that since I have quite a few pictures the slideshow would be the best option for showing them all, Here is a rundown of the trip loosely following the slideshow. We got there the first night(thursday) and heater in my parent's tent trailer wasn't working. The day was nice but the night was so cold I thought we would all freeze to death! Luckily it was working wonderfully the second night. The first day (friday) we decided to go on the Cohab Cayon trail, most of the pictures I took are pictures from there. Cohab Canyon is a canyon that the polygamyst woud go up to hide in, there are caves and holes everywhere, it is a great place to hide. Along the way Cookiemonster discovered all the holes and started calling them his "houses" he also discovered what he named the "sand slide" . He had a lot of fun, we also went into a very narrow side canyon and cookiemonster enjoyed that. Cakes spent a lot of time playing in the sand. We saw a crazy log that looked like a giant lizard coming at us, and my brother discovered some snow and kept the kids going by having them chase after snowballs. When we got to the end of hike number one we had lunch and everyone fell asleep on the warm rocks except Cakes, Cookiemonster, my brother and my Dad who went on a "lizard hunt" that pretty much means they ran around and made lots of noise. Friday was also my Mom's birthday and we tried to make life easy on her that day, we had dinner ready when she came back and we sang Happy Birthday to her. The last day (saturday) we went on another hike to Hickman's Bridge. It was a fun trail, we saw an Anasazi grain holder , played in a lot of cool washes where the water had cut into the rocks and I took a picture of why capital reef is called capital reef, the tall round rock looks like the capital dome on top of an ocean reef. We had a great time and it was a wonderful short but sweet trip.