Saturday, September 6, 2014

Powerhouse Trail

The weather is so beautiful this time of year, we decided to get out of the house and enjoy some of the beautiful country around us. We drove a little ways North of town and up into the mountains a bit, until we got to the Power House Trail. The drive up went through some really pretty country!
 We realized half way there that we had way less gas in our tank than we thought, so we ended up parking a little ways away from the trail-head and walking the rest of the way in to ensure we'd be able to get home. It was okay though because there were lots of pretty wildflowers and interesting rock formations to admire.
 At last we reached the trail, which leads into the upper reaches of White Water canyon coming out above the Catwalk.
 Ethan and Erik signed us into the guest book while I got Sharli in her pack, and then we headed out down the trail.
 We were not out to reach any specific destination, but to enjoy the world around us, so we moved pretty slow. These guys were everywhere, so we stopped to watch them wiggle around for a while.
 We also found a big horny toad, and had to let Erik check him out.

 There were lots of good rocks around to throw...
 ...or eat.
 There were also lots of places in mountainside where the rocks had these cracks in them. I don't know what geologic event would cause something like this, but they were sure interesting!
 I don't know that we even hiked a mile down the trail (knowing you have two kids to carry the whole way back keeps one from getting to adventurous), but we sure enjoyed our day. The weather was gorgeous, the scenery was breathtaking, and the company was unbeatable. Hopefully we'll get to come back here some day.

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