Arches National Park
We went to Arches this weekend. We took the kids on a couple easy hikes; we did Balanced Rock and the Windows and Turret Arch. Here we are at Balanced Rock. The nice old man from Oregon who offered to take our picture said he couldn't get both the formation and all of us into the picture. Personally, I think it would have been more spectacular if he had gotten just the balanced rock, but here we are in any case.
We really wanted to see Delicate Arch since neither Dave nor I have ever seen it, even though we've been there lots of times. But, alas, the trail was closed. We would have settled for seeing it from the overlook, but that was closed, too. This was really disappointing.
So we decided to take one of the dirt roads way out to the west end of the park. We went out to the trailhead for Tower Arch. We hiked three miles with our babies. Zach was such a trooper. Kammy out and out quit about ten times and had to be carried on her daddy's shoulders. But we made it. And for a bonus, the kids slept half the way home from Moab.
Here are some more pictures.
At the South Window
Trail to Tower Arch