Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Family trip to Arches

Every time I visit one of Utah's National Parks I kick myself for not taking advantage of the world class, family-friendly recreation that's so close to home. On the drive to Moab Sunday evening I explained to the kids how people travel from all over the world to visit Arches while it only takes us a few hours (this in an attempt to help them understand that 4 hours is quick & easy and nothing to complain about!) which made me realize (yet again) that I really should go more often myself. That realization was further emphasized after the fantastic day of hiking we enjoyed Monday. We started with the hike to Delicate Arch followed by the short trail to Sand Dune Arch (which, I should add, was the kids' favorite because of the tall, narrow walls and abundance of sand) finishing the day with Landscape Arch and the full Primitive Trail. In total we did close to 8 miles which was far more than I had expected to complete with a 7 and 5 year old!


Anonymous said...

Looks like great fun.

I've got a 7 and 5, too. I've also got a 13 and 3. If I got that far into a hike with them, I have no doubt I'd finish the last four miles of it with one or two of them on my shoulders, back or arms.

Anonymous said...

Sandune arch, by far my favorite!