Thursday, June 3, 2010

Like WOW

[[Disclaimer]] Again, I'm going to have to write this weekend in part 1, 2 and 3 because there are just too many pictures I want to post.

Had an amazing weekend in Southern Utah with Tony. I have never been to Southern UT before except driving through it at night and I've always wanted to go and check out places like Zion, Moab, Bryce Canyon & whatever else was down there.

So Friday after work, my boss let everyone off early because of the holiday on Monday so even though my car was packed up I was able to stop by my house and grab a few extra items I'd forgotten, stop at Sonic to get a snack and ice and head out. Through Prescott traffic got pretty slow but after that it was a lot better. I made it to Hatch, Utah about 1130 (UT time) and followed Tony to our campsite.

Saturday morning we started our day in Bryce Canyon.

The start of our hike down in there!

Bryce Canyon had a lot of other sections and canyons to it

This gate was near the Wall Street hike. Which sadly was closed due to falling rocks the size of cars. So disappointing! Hopefully we can do that hike next time.

We weren't really able to find her...

Found a cool little "cave" on our hike

We ate lunch with this amazing view in front of us

Very cool twisty tree!

this section of the hike was very different! not so much rocks but scraggly trees

We hiked all the way from the other side! down up and around...not super long or hard...

towards the end of the hike

Didnt hike Bryce Point but at least we stopped to take a pic

By the end of the day I was so tired! Lots of walking and seeing things. It was great though! Got back to camp, made a campfire, s'mores, some soup, played a game on the ipod, looked at the stars, read scriptures and got ready for another adventure on Sunday. Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

Great photos, Stacie! Southern Utah is definitely worth a long visit!

Thanks for sharing!

Ash and Matt said...

Gorgeous pictures! Matt and I went home for Memorial Day, and as we were driving through Southern Utah I had the biggest urge to go hiking there. It is too pretty!

Michael Beckstead said...

Wow, looks like a ton of fun!

DeWitts said...

Hi Stacie, I might be related to Jesse. They're tons of DeWitts and yes DeWitt is my married name. My maiden name is Caldwell. I love southern utah. It looks like you had a fun time.