Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baby G’s first slot canyon

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

We love hiking.  We hope our baby girl grows up to love hiking too.  When she was only 5 weeks old we introduced her to some of Southern Utah’s most exciting slot canyons, Spooky and Peek-a-boo.  (Near Escalante Utah down Hole in the Rock Road and great gateway canyons to the sport of hiking)  

Spooky and Peek-a-boo aren't technical (no rope needed) but a hand is always helpful 
The debut of my brother in law Marshall on my blog.  He stole my little sister and married her 10 years ago.  I'm  over it.  really.  

My cute Mom and my cute Sister

Baby G wasn't too into the scenery.  

Not too into the scenery, but happy to smile at Dad!

My new desktop photo.  

Some of the more manageable twists of the canyon.
 Spencer was pretty sick of my taking pictures every 2 steps. 

watch those curves.  
Arwen and Eden

Baby G and me!

Sisters and babies
How old were your kids when you started them hiking?  My parents dragged us on many a hike when we were little, but it wasn't till college that I really enjoyed it and started going on my own.

Any tips for training young hikers?  Do share!  


Karen said...

We are hiking junkies too. Our kids were anywhere from 2 -6 weeks old when we first hiked with them and they hike under their own power around 2.5/3. My oldest taught us an important lesson when she was 4 and hiked to Delicate Arch with us. Poor thing had blisters on her feet from shoes that were a bit too new. Good shoes and start em young! Y'all are well on your way to creating a good hiker!:)

Oma said...

I'm glad we did it. I would do it again. Hikers rule!!!

Evenstar said...

Next time more water. Much more water. Baby G rules!

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