I tried to get a bunch of hiking in this summer. I wanted to get as much exercise in as I could while seeing the beauty around me. Here are some of the places I went:
I traveled up a slot canyon until I got to:
...waterfalls. I climbed up the waterfalls and went from there to some more.
I took the photography class and went to see a canyon:
My camera didn't like the angle of the sun, so it was hard to get a good shot in the direction of the sun:
So then I hiked up another creek in a canyon to see some amazing sites:
Simply amazing when you think about how that was formed. And we hiked up a branch of the creek to a waterfall:
...because really, it's all about the waterfalls.
I also went to a land of canyons with an island in the sky. It has some amazing sites of canyons. It really is humongous.
And then I went next door to see some cowboy pants. That's what I see, anyway. How about you? What do you see?
In reality, I thought this hike was really pretty hard. Sure, I was in the midst of an allergic reaction (to Neosporin!), but that is no excuse for how poorly I felt as I was hiking this trail. All that hiking this summer, and it really didn't help much at all when it came to high grade hiking.
I went on more hikes than this, but I unfortunately didn't have my camera with me for those adventures. I did have my ipod on one of them, though, so I snagged this photo:
It's amazing how great the ipod camera isn't compared to an actual camera. Still, though, I'm glad I was able to snap a photo, even if it isn't the greatest quality. I decided that November would be the best time to do the above hike, but I really enjoyed the caving aspects of this hike.
So, that's what I did this summer. I want to continue to see the sites and take some hikes. How about you? Did you see any sites, go on any hikes, or discover any new allergies?