Ranger Kathryn's Arches

July 15, 2010

Precious beyond telling

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 11:31 pm
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Days with family have worth that cannot be described; I am so grateful for their willingness to drive 1400 miles to spend time with me. Our adventures have been sweet and it is my hope that memories are being made that will last a very long time.

Hiking up Professor Creek to the waterfall was refreshing as the mercury hit 102 degrees in Moab. It seems considerably cooler than that as one walks in the stream that runs off from the La Sal Mountains.

Kathryn & Becky along the Professor Creek hike, north of Moab

The 15-foot waterfall pounds the girls after 3 miles of hiking

Tonight’s secret hike to XXXX (a Class 2 archeological site near here) was a highlight for us all. We had the trail all to ourselves. I asked the other five members of the company to please approach the alcove in silence and respect the silence while we were there. A thousand years ago, ancestral Puebloan people lived and worked in this area and the site was regularly used. I wanted us to be thoughtful about its history, rather than cavalier about trekking through their space.

Evan prepares for yet another photograph of the stunning canyon

Family: nothing can replace them.

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1 Comment »

  1. one would tend to think that hiking a canyon filled with water would make more sense than taking a “dry” 15 mile hike across the desert. well, in July as opposed to May anyways. i’m sorry that there was so much bickering and no one enjoyed themselves on this trip.

    Comment by john — July 16, 2010 @ 6:00 am | Reply


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