Wednesday, April 14, 2010

a hiking we will go...

our first full day in canyonlands was still pretty windy (and therefore a little chilly) but we were still able to get out and do a short hike along some slickrock with really amazing views. isa got introduced to cairns (those rock stacks you see in the last picture), which are often used to mark trails in rocky areas, and had alot of fun finding each new one along the way. this was also sylvi's introduction to napping while we walked, and she got pretty good at it! if the timing was right, it didn't take long at all for her to sack out in the carrier. it actually worked out beautifully, as we knew she would have a hard time winding down in the tent during the day, and we were able to get out and hike while she got a nice, long nap. it was a definite win-win situation. happy parents, happy kids-- can't ask for much more than that. this day turned out to be a warm up for the next day's hike, which turned out to be alot longer than we planned!
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