Memorial Day visit 2010
June 7, 2010 by restingpress
David and me at the Delicate Arch, in Arches National Park
We packed a lot into one trip! David, Jon, and Sherry visited me for eight days this past week. Here were some of the highlights:
Lake Blanche hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon...the river was so overfilled and just gushed out its banks. I didn't care for the trail this time of year, because the end was all snow-covered, and the lake itself was frozen. As we hiked, Dave pointed out evidence of avalanches.
Rock-climbing in Ferguson Canyon. I just had to include this shot of Dave's calf muscle...that thing scares me.
Are Jon's feet even holding on to anything?
Bear Lake, about two hours north of Salt Lake, on the Idaho border...pretty green water.
I had never seen Canyonlands National Park before, and I found it beautiful:
Overlooking the White Rim Trail, where Jon & Dave descended to camp overnight by the Colorado River. It's amazing how many thousands of feet in elevation you can see down.
While they hiked, Sherry and I did too---to Upheaval Dome, a weird formation tracing back to a meteor hitting the earth. Then we went back to the hotel in Moab and had the pool to ourselves!
Do you like my new Moab T-shirt? Groovy.
It was a really nice time getting to know my siblings better. I enjoyed hearing stories of David’s high school antics, and I also liked when Sherry had us all answer the question “What makes you happy?” Is it bad that the first thing I thought of was…not my morning time with God…not the rich conversations I have with friends…not creating music through piano or guitar…but…
“A lot of foods make me happy.”
Don’t forget to bring a towel!