Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The weekend of May 30th (my birthday!) we took a trip down to Calf Creek. Aly was in town and we have all wanted to hike down and see it, so we finally did. My dad, Alyson, her friend Pearl, my nephews Nate and Caleb, and Doug and I went. It was a great group and we all had a wonderful time.

We couldn't quite find the right place to drop down into the canyon we improvised and this was the place where we dropped down. Nate, my dad and Caleb did a great job of scouting out the right place, while the rest of us rested. We had to lower our packs down with rope, then lower ourselves down with the rope. It scared me, that's for sure.
Nate had slipped off the edge of the rock where we were lowering down with the rope, so we were all thankful that he was not hurt...he gave us a little scare though. Good thing he was holding on tight to the rope.

Our pillows consisted of a stuffed whale from Sea World and a orange hikers!

Aly and Pearl hiking through the creek. It was so green and beautiful along the creek.

Once we found our camp, we dropped our packs and kept hiking to the lower falls. We were above the lower falls, so we could see all the campers down below. It was 140 feet high. This is Doug peaking over the edge, I was much too scared to get that close.

There were some technical parts along the way to the lower falls...All of us made it past this water hole without falling in except Doug, Pearl, and Caleb.

This is the edge of the lower falls--scary to think about falling off the edge of this.

To entertain ourselves at night we built this throne out of the sand and took funny pictures. These were the best two for sure!

I sure do love Aly and it was so great to see her. I wish she lived in Utah for good because I loved the daily contact with her. Aly is so fun, kind, and always to willing to help anyone. She is a great example to me and I sure do love her!


Brenda said...

Love the pics, especially Doug, crawling to peek over the falls. And - the water hole looked fun too.

bradyandjess said...

That looks so pretty, where is it?

Heidi said...

Wow! That looks like such a great hike! Scary too. You guys are brave.

Hunter Family said...

That looks like so much fun! I love Lou on the throne!