Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Arizona Adventure

On Saturday, we had another adventure. We went to the White Tank Mountains (west of Phoenix) for the first time. It was a beautiful place and a beautiful day. But I think this poor saguaro got a little too beaten up by the birds! These ones look nice and healthy, though!
Skye had fun looking at rocks. I mean, it's not like her entire back yard is made up of rocks or anything. (I'm being sarcastic--our backyard is made up of rocks, but she still can't seem to get enough of them!)
Look at those spines.
It was interesting to see the dead saguaro by an alive one.
I thought this was a pretty good shot for an amateur photographer.
The teddy bear cacti were glowing in the sunlight.
The hike we went on led to a waterfall that only appears after a big rain storm which is exactly what we had just had here in Phoenix. That's Lance and Skye crossing some steps to get to it.
It wasn't that impressive of a waterfall, but a waterfall nonetheless.
We could only hang out at it for a short amount of time, though, because...
People were waiting in line to see it like it was the coolest ride you can possibly imagine at Disneyland or something. The place was packed! It was like a people zoo! There was seriously this huge line waiting to see the waterfall, so unless you wanted to get knocked into the water, you had to keep your time there short.
I guess people in Phoenix just aren't used to seeing so much water so they throng to it when it's there. Either that, or there are just a ton of really cool people here that know how to have good fun in the great outdoors! Like us! Another great thing we noticed were how many kids there were on the hike, too. What cool parents to give their kids an appreciation for nature at such a young age. Like us again! He he he!
Lance took this picture of a rock with petroglyphs. The whole place was covered in them which was something else we enjoyed seeing. Let the adventures continue!


Lance said...

This was definitely a great adventure becuase of how many surprises we found. Sometimes the best things happen when there isn't really a plan.

Nate & Millie said...

All of your pictures are amazing! Isn't it funny that there are so many waterfalls in Utah and you just take them for granted? You guys ARE wonderful parents to get Skye outside and give her an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of nature!