Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Zions trip

While posting my recent trip to Zions, I found some pictures of a trip we made on Thanksgiving weekend...So I thought I'd put those in here too!

We went to Zions with a bunch of Joels family, okay let me restate that with a bunch of our nieces and nephews and actually not so many other adults. :-)

We drove around first and saw 2 different groups of mountain goats!

Then we decided to go hiking up to Weeping Rock. The ground was icy, very icy!

We started the hike noticing a huge group of people at the base of the first incline, then we noticed why there was such a huge group, the trail was covered in icy...thick ice! And everyone was slipping. Everyone still wanted to hike, so they and the kids all took off on the trail and Parlee and I stayed behind and took some pictures.

After a while people not from our group were returning from the same hike and coming over to me and saying little things like "wow, that group of yours sure had a close call"....and that would be it. Of course I was curious as to what in the world everyone was talking about....

...however before I found out the rest of that story, our group started returning. They decided to make their entrance down the large hill a dramatic one. The boys were all 'surfing' down the ice hill! It was so fun to see. Some of the younger kids (like mine) squatted down and slid down the hill. It really looked fun and scary. (scary because while they were gone, I saw 2 grown men do a serious fall on the ice, one guy laid their for almost five minutes, it was quite scary)

....Okay so I got a chance to find out what other people were talking about on their way back from the hike.... I guess when they were hiking they saw a large icicle fall in the trail ahead of them. So they tried to keep the group together and kept a watchful eye....Once they reached the end of the trail, Joely was standing a bit away from everyone, when a huge icicle fail. (the funny thing is, I actually heard the icicle from where I was at the base of the trail). When the icicle came down (and mind you it was about the size of Joely) it actually hit her on the head, luckily not square on. but she had a nasty headache and some sore shoulders for about a week! SCARY!

We ended by heading to the temple of Sinewava, ate some sandwiches and most everyone hiked up the trail..Joel, Parlee, Kyler and I stayed back at the car, we were freezing by then!


Adam and Robyn said...

Whoa, what a close call! Mountain goats? cool! I've never seen mountain goats up there.

cathy scott said...

Sorry to contact you this way, but I can't find you on Facebook anymore.
I was hoping you could help me. I am in St. George, and we are working on selling all of my dad's welding equipment. Including his truck and welders. Could you let your family know, and if they are interested could you have them call me? 801.787.2307
I know that all of the Stout's knew how well my dad took care of his stuff.
Let me know if they have any questions, or if you need me to contact someone else I could do that too.
Hope all is well.

Adam and Robyn said...

Okay, so I know you're really busy with RS and girls camp and being prego and being a wife and mom but come on, I need Disneyland pictures. I'm bored, hungry for disneyland and would like to live vicariously through you. So could you please when you have a moment be a pal and post about disneyland:) Thanks and I'll be pressure!