Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hiking the Y

Several weeks ago in preparation for our hikes at Zion's we decided to hike up to the Y. It was supposed to be overcast so we thought it would be perfect weather, and not too hot.

Hmmm, doesn't look overcast to me! It ended up being a little warmer than we had planned, but it was still an enjoyable day.

Most of the trail looked like this:

There are 11 switchbacks along the steep trail, and we rested at many of them.

The views of the valley were great from up there.

Almost there:

And we made it!

The mountain was so green!

This hike was a decent hike. It ended up being a little harder than the hikes we ended up doing at Zion's, but it was great preparation. And the kids did great!

But I do think they liked the walk down the trail a bit more than up...