Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We got back from our memorial day weekend. We had a really great time. We'd wanted to leave thursday, but K had "no child left behind" testing Friday morning, so we held off til after school friday.

We camped Friday night at Pleasant Creek Ranch, a Camperworld resort in Mount Pleasant, UT. Saturday, we went to the Scandanavian Days parade and fair, and then had a reunion at my grandma's house in Ephraim.

We spent Sat night at my grandma's old house in town. Sunday, we had planned to go to the Goblin Valley area with my parents. The weather had been really drizzly to this point, so my parents canceled out. We decided to go anyway. We didn't get to the area til late afternoon. We decided we would camp close to the entrance to Little Wild Horse slot canyon. However, when we got about 4 miles out, the road was washed away in a big, fast moving flash flood. Well. Guess we're not going THAT way. So we turned around and camped at the base of a beautiful red rock cliff. After we got camp set up, J wanted to check out the flooding more, so he hopped on his rhino and went to check it out. We discovered the road washed out even bigger a bit further east, and it started washing out less than 20 minutes after we passed it. And the first flood had only started about 30 minutes before we got there. A lot of people were stranded on the other side of the floods, including people who had just gone for a day trip. Luckily, those people were prepared and had plenty of food and water to last the night.

The next morning, the water was completely gone, and the desert was in bloom. We were able to drive right to Little Wild Horse, and had a fabulous time hiking around. We left sooner than we really wanted to because we thought the weather looked a little threatening. We did not want to be caught in anything, so we left.

Here's a slideshow of our hike through Little Wild Horse.


jody said...

sounds like you had a lot of fun. wish we could have come this year.

Wendy said...

Me too, I am really sorry you guys didn't come this year. i really missed you.

Kristen said...

That looks like a lot of fun, we went camping to but I didn't remember to take as many pictures as I originally hoped I would. I will have to see what my mom got and hopefully get some from her.