After a HORRIBLE night with Bailey (she was up most of the night crying) and freezing to death, we were anxious for the sun to come up and get out and doing something. Our sleeping bag zippers broke, so we could not seal ourselves up and we were COLD (it was around 30 degrees).
We first headed up to Wild Horse Window (or some call it Skylight Arch). We've done this trip a couple of times already, but it's a fun hike because you jump right on the reef and make your way up to this HUGE cave/arch.
Bailey had fun hiking through the sand
Up to the caves and arch
I hiked up on top of the arch and took some pictures
The Henry Mountains in the distance
Looking down on Bailey and Alene
Someday I'd like to try a rappel into this arch by anchoring off this tree. I'll probably chicken out when the opportunity strikes though.
Alene, Bailey and I
Heading back to the cars
We then headed off to Little Wild Horse Canyon, which is the most popular slot canyon in the area due to the abundance of slots and ease of access. I kind of don't like going here because there are TONS of people, especially on a Saturday but the canyon is beautiful.
Heading up canyon
The puppies were AWESOME hikers
Bailey and mommy
Bailey did awesome hiking in the slots as well
The dogs doing more hiking
Pictures of the slots
Dogs were pooped, so we let them chill for a while (OK, we were pooped too)
Bailey heading out of the slot
We went back to camp for a bit. Some of the group opted to rest a bit, so I decided to set up a rappel on a 20' rock. I had been wanting to practice a few techniques on ascending, but never quite figured it out and just ended up rappelling. Alene hit it up a few times (no pictures because I didn't have my camera with me then), then April and her friend Brittany did the rappel a couple of times.
April heading over the edge
Brittany heading down
My last rappel
Looking down on our awesome campsite
After rappelling, we headed over to Goblin Valley to play around on the rocks and wait for the sun to go down a bit.
Bailey fell asleep just as we pulled up. I was able to carry her around for a while (she never lets me hold her when Alene is around)
I handed her off to Alene so we could take turns doing some levitating
Moon above Goblin Valley
After Goblin we headed back to the campsite to start dinner. We finished packing the truck up and left after dark to get home by 1am. We were not going to go through another sleepless, cold night with Bailey. Pretty bummed that we couldn't stay through Sunday because we wanted to do more things with Bill and the rest, but our sanity was on the line.