April, 2014 Vacation in Moab, UT and Grand Junction, CO

We spent several days with Dan, Jill, Alexa and Haley Brabec; Ryan, Kim, Kenzie and Kaeyln Radway; Frank, Heather, Ava and Brynn Rose; and Andy, Sarah, Aiden and Henley Kerrigan while the girls were on Spring break. There were 4 families with 2 girls each (ages 5 to 10). Ryan's mother joined the group for a couple days mid-week. Everyone was from Steamboat Springs except the two of us.

Here are some photos from the trip. If you click on a photo, you will see a larger image.

The waterfall near Ken's Lake Campground


The Mighty Mites

The waterfall near Ken's Lake CG

The waterfall near Ken's Lake CG

The waterfall near Ken's Lake CG

Hiking in Arches NP


Arches NP Ava, Alexa & Kaelyn

Arches NP The Three Gossips

Arches NP North & South Windows

Arches NP North Window

Arches NP South Window

Arches NP Double Arch

Arches NP Double Arch

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP Haley, Brynn & Henley

Arches NP Landscape Arch

Arches NP La Sal Mountains in the background

Click on a photo to see a slightly larger image and/or to scroll through the photos.

Courthouse Wash Pictographs


Courthouse Wash Bottom left to top right Haley, Ava, Henley, Jill, Heather, Sarah, Frank, Brynn

Courthouse Wash Haley & Grandpa Fuzzy

Courthouse Wash The pictographs

Wall Street (climbing)


Wall Street Brynn ??

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Brynn ??

Wall Street Brynn ??

Wall Street

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street

Wall Street

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street

Wall Street

Wall Street

Cooling off in Mill Creek


Mill Creek

Mill Creek

Mill Creek

Hunter's Canyon
We discovered this hike last fall when we could not get into Arches NP becasue of the government shutdown.


Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon The rock on the top right reminds me of a rat looking into the canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Hunter's Canyon

Rapelling at Wall Street


Wall Street Getting ready

Wall Street Getting ready

Wall Street Getting ready

Wall Street Getting ready

Wall Street Grandpa Fuzzy

Wall Street Granny Nan

Wall Street Heather's first rappel

Wall Street Kim ??

Wall Street Kim ??

Wall Street Kim ??

Wall Street Dan

Wall Street Kenzie

Wall Street ???

Wall Street ???

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Ava

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Frank

Wall Street Frank

Wall Street Brynn

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Heather

Wall Street Dan & Haley

Wall Street Dan & Haley

Wall Street Dan & Haley

Wall Street Dan & Haley

Wall Street Kenzie

Wall Street Kenzie

Wall Street Kenzie

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Alexa

Wall Street Ava ??

Arches (Tapestry & Broken Arches)
The trail from the campground in Arches made a loop which passed through Broken Arch.
There were some nice views of the La Sal mountains from the trail.


Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

La Sal mountains in the background

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

The trail up to Broken Arch

Looking down the other side

The other side of Broken Arch

Looking back at Broken Arch

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Arches NP

Corona Arch


Corona Arch
View of parking lot from the trail

Corona Arch

Corona Arch

Corona Arch
Rock cairn in a cave

Corona Arch

Bow Tie Arch

Corona Arch

Corona Arch - If you looks closely you can see some people on top of the arch. We saw one swing down through the arch and then get lowerd to the ground.

Corona Arch
Our family

Corona Arch
Our family

Corona Arch
Lots of rock cairns

Corona Arch
Lots of rock cairns

Colorado National Monument
We did a short hike here on Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, 35-45 mph wind gusts kept us from doing much hiking.


Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM

Colorado NM
A trail with switch-backs can be seen in this photo.

Colorado NM
Fallen Rock

Colorado NM
Coke Ovens

Colorado NM
Coke Ovens

Colorado NM

Coke Ovens

Colorado NM

Independence Rock (a flag is placed on top every July 4th)

Around Camp


Around Camp
Ryan and Kenzie checking out their air mattress

Around Camp
Haley with a jump rope

Around Camp
Coloring eggs

Around Camp
Coloring eggs

Around Camp
Coloring eggs

Around Camp
Baskets from the Easter Bunny

Around Camp
Toasting Peeps

Around Camp
Toasting Peeps

Around Camp
Our rental car (Nissan Rogue) (I sure missed our Forester)

Around Camp
Haley munching on a pickle

Around Camp
Ice Cream before dinner

Around Camp
Haley & Brynn

Around Camp
Haley & Brynn

Around Camp
Practice with the volleyball

Around Camp
Practice with the volleyball

Around Camp
Practice with the volleyball

Around Camp
Practice with the volleyball

Around Camp
Dish duty before dessert

Around Camp
Dish duty before dessert

Around Camp
Dish duty before dessert

Desert Wildflowers


Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers