We got to meet Marla and Guido's 15-month-old son, Avi, for the first time.
Our group campsite (huge) with a lovely cloud cover for Saturday to keep temperatures close to sane. It was still in the 90s.
Saturday afternoon our fearless leader, Rob Budd, took us on a hike to Anniversary Narrows. The round-trip was 5 miles.
Rob, Allison, Avi and Guido make an early break-away from the peloton
So far so good--Rob has kept us on route!
Better check, though, that sign wasn't explicit enough.
Apparently you can go to the mine and collect some rock free of charge compliments of the Las Vegas Gem Club.
How we doing, Rob? Rob gets some navigational assistance from Erika.
The dirt road drops into this wash. From here we turned right up the wash for about another half mile to the start of the narrows
An old rail car trestle near two short tunnels dug into the hillside
Looking through one of the tunnels
Eliza and James enjoying a bit of shade in the tunnel
The group heading up the wash. The start of the narrows is visible up there.
Entering the narrows
The narrows were surprisingly impressive. They went on for about half a mile and offered some very unique formations
Marla eyeballs the fourth class climb with Avi on her back. She barely even paused before scrambling up.
I found a nice ramp up one side of the canyon to get a higher perspective on the narrows
Eliza and Niles down in there
Marla and Avi. Avi loved the slot canyon and blurted out numerous exclamations during the hike through
Snack break at the top end of the narrows. From L to R, Eliza, me, Niles, Jesse, Guido, Avi, Rob, Erika, Paola, Marla
Back at the group campsite on Sunday morning. Eliza took charge of Operation Breakfast Burrito.
Very little remained after our large group consumed the green chile breakfast burritos!
Sunday we spent much of the day in the lake swimming, playing water volleyball with a soccer ball and launching each other into the water.
Sunday evening Allison and I headed north for cooler temperatures and enjoyed this nice camp site and great sunset outside of Beaver, UT.
Monday morning we drove through Provo, UT to find new snow in the Wasatch Mountains where our friend David would be running in the Wasatch Front 100 mile run a week later.