Trail Pictures

Daddy @ Goblin Valley

Daddy @ Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley

Daddy @ Goblin Valley

Tracy @ Goblin Valley

Tracy and Daddy @

Chute Canyon

Chute Canyon

Daddy @ Chute Canyon

Tracy @ Chute Canyon

Chute Canyon

Daddy @ Chute Canyon

Tracy @ Robber's

Roost

Tracy @ Robber's

Roost

Daddy @ Robber's

Roost

Daddy @ Robber's

Roost

Tracy and Daddy @

Leprechaun Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Tracy and Daddy @

Leprechaun Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Daddy entering the

narrows

Daddy in the narrows

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Daddy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods

Balloons @ Valley of the

Gods

Balloons @ Valley of the

Gods

The Goosenecks of the

San Juan River

Goosenecks

Daddy @ Goosnecks

Twin Arch @ Arches

Twin Arch

Twin Arch

Twin Arch

Daddy @ Twin Arch

Daddy @ Twin Arch

Mesa Arch @

Canyonlands

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Grand View @

Canyonlands

Grand View @

Canyonlands

Grand View @

Canyonlands

Grand View @

Canyonlands

Tracy @ Grand View

Circumnavigation with Daddy

        Utah Area Trails Causey Sep 2013 Leidy Peak/Lakeshore Little East Fork Blacks Fork Brown Duck Basin Robber's Roost May 13 Coyote Gulch 2013 Happy Canyon Robber's Roost Mar 13 Comet Needles Feb 2013 Colton Cabin Moab Bill Moonshine Wash Uintas Fall 2012 McCoy Park 2012 Spider Lake Popo Agie Tosi Creek West Fork Blacks Fork East Fork Bear River Camp East Fork Bear River Center Park Uinta River Moab and San Rafael Swell Dirty Devil with James West Desert San Rafael Desert S. Utah with Cory Lake Powell 2011 The Needles The Maze E Fork Burnt Fork Leidy Peak Burnt Fork Granite Highline Causey May 11 Green River Buck Canyon Antelope Apr 11 Smith Fork Grizzly Ridge Yurt Moab Arches Bear River Moab Flight Snowbasin Art Nord Moab Rim Zion Dry Fork Naturalist Basin Timpanogos Cave Meteor Shower Yellowstone Creek McCoy Park Ostler Creek Granddaddy Causey Southern Utah Coyote Gulch White Canyon - Moqui Canyon Tetons - Cabin Southern Utah Wildhorse Canyon Snowbasin Great Salt Lake Snowbasin Robber's Roost Deep Creeks Farmington Canyon Nine Mile Canyon Fish Lake - McCoy Park Harris Wash Antelope Island Moab Southern Utah Log Hollow Moab Lake Powell Wasatch Buckskin Gulch Deseret Peak Pine Valley Logan Canyon Causey Reservoir China Meadows Haystack Lake Cow Park Highline Grandaddy Lakes Amethyst Basin Uintas Cat Canyon Southern Utah Southern Utah Glen Canyon Swett Canyon Antelope Island Uintas - Yurt Pebble Creek Robbers Roost Antelope/ Lost Creek N Fork Provo River Capitol Reef Pine Valley Wilderness Uintas Stillwater Reservoir Grandaddy Mountain Logan Canyon Canyonlands Arches Twin Lakes Kabell Lake Amethyst Basin South Cedar Ridge Canyon Hurricane Wash Middle Fork of the Ogden River Moab Cat Canyon Crack Canyon Causey Reservoir St George Log Hollow Canyonlands Steam Mill Canyon Row Bench Rubies Highline Causey Reservoir Flat Tops Grand Daddy Lake Antelope Island White Pine Lake Brown Duck Flaming Gorge Snowbasin Swasey Lakes Spooky Gulch White Rock Bay Grand Gulch Cat Canyon Moon Lake Antelope Island Antelope Island Long Park Grand Daddy Lake Hades Pass Tom's Canyon Just arrived

Somehow I actually managed to convince my aerophobic dad to get on a plane and make his

first trip to the Rocky Mountains.  Actually, I bribed him: I bought him a plane ticket and told him

it was his chance to show me how good he was at finishing drywall.  He took the bait and came

out here!  So after he slaved over my basement for two straight days, we got him out of the

house and took him on a round-robin tour of southern Utah.  We took him to Goblin Valley

State Park, Chute Canyon in the San Rafael Swell, Robber's Roost at the Dirty Devil River,

Leprechaun Canyon in North Wash Canyon, the Colorado River and Lake Powell at Hite, UT,

White Canyon, Cedar Mesa, Valley of the Gods, Goose Necks State Park, Arches National

Park, and Canyonlands National Park.

Whew!  We did a LOT of driving!  But we also did a lot of hiking.  We hiked in Goblin Valley,

Chute Canyon, Robber's Roost, Leprechaun Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands...so the

driving didn't keep us from exploring, also.

We camped Saturday night in Valley of the Gods, and we awoke Sunday morning to a bunch of

hot air balloons taking off in the valley.  That was pretty cool.

This was a great trip because we saw several parts of Utah we hadn't been to since soon after

we moved here.  But the best part was showing it all to Daddy.  He had never been out west,

so the vastness and geology of everything really amazed him.  I enjoyed showing him the

goblins of rock in Goblin Valley, the echo of the canyon in Chute Canyon, the slickrock at

Robber's Roost, the slot canyon in Leprechaun Canyon, the monoliths of Valley of the Gods,

the sheer size of Goosenecks, the arches of Arches, and the shear magnitude of Canyonlands.

I think he was truly awed.

We did get a flat tire in Canyonlands, and had to drive the 4 hours back to Salt Lake on the

spare...good times!

Now if I can just talk him into coming back into coming back in the summer so I can take him to

the mountains!