Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking ’

Hiking at Stone Mtn State Park, NC

A quick day trip to hike with my boy.  I love these moments…even if it is almost 100 degrees outside!



Camping and Hiking at Hanging Rock

I took Micah to Hanging Rock State Park January 17-19 for some hiking and camping.  We had a blast!  He enjoyed sleeping in the tent and walking all the trails.  We even had some raccoons come join us in our camp the first night.  They stole our chocolate chips and then came back to hang out by the fire.  It was an interesting experience.

This is a short video of our get away.  Micah loves to film and give commentary.  Enjoy.

Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip (Part 2)

On day 2 we hiked down the Cottonwood Creek trail to a spring.  The trail descends about 750 feet in a mile and a half.  It was very steep and narrow on the way down.  We found the spring just in time…I only had 16 ozs of water left.  We then picked up the Tonto trail and walked it all the way around the Western arm of the Horseshoe Mesa.  The goal was to complete the loop and walk to Miner’s Spring on the Eastern arm, but in our haste to outrun a small thunderstorm we turned right too soon.  This decision led us up a very steep trail to the top of the Western Arm.

Before Sunset we explored a few mines around the top of the Eastern arm of the Mesa.  Then Day 3 we hiked back up the 3 mile Grandview trail.  I did not remember the trail being quite so difficult on the way down?  This was an amazing hike.

Backpacking the Grand Canyon (Part 1)

This is the first day of our Grand Canyon trip down the Grandview trail to Horseshoe Mesa then out to the Western arm of the Mesa.  The views were breath taking and every step had to be measured.  The terrain was listed as precarious and strenuous…I would agree with both descriptions.  Thank you to Larry and Sara Pugh for this opportunity of a lifetime!