The entire family went hiking today. Jenn and I have been doing a 2.5 mile loop on Elden Mt. since we arrived here in Flagstaff. The loop goes up a little more then 500 vertical feet and then circles back down the mountian. Sometimes we are joined by the girls or one girl or just Luke but, today everyone came on the hike! It’s not easy for the kids and I ended up carrying Sydney as we hiked the steepest part of the trail but, she only needed minor help and was able to complete the hike on her own after a small piggy back ride.
We also traversed a few large fallen trees which elevated us about 8-9 feet off the ground. The kids also love climbing on large rocks to view the world from above and to test their skills. It was a great experience for everyone.
After our hike today I started booking campsites for our trip around the mid-western states. We are planning to visit Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming in the coming 2 months. We scheduled stops at exciting places such as the Lake Powell (Glen Canyon Damn/Horseshoe bend), Monument Valley, Glenwood Springs CO, Denver CO, Mt. Rushmore SD, Devil’s Tower WY, Yellowstone NP WY, Jackson Hole (Grand Tetons), Park City UT and Salt Lake City. We also plan to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and possibly the Hoover Damn at Lake Meade if time permits. It’s a great big loop that will take us about 1800 miles and I’m in the midst of booking everything now. So, I’ll send you an update when I am done and let you know how it went and what if any changes I made. The bottom line is that we will be moving again very soon. ⛺