Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Break Part 1 - Little Grand Canyon, Buckskin Pass Road and Geocaching

For Spring Break we decided as a family to head south to Goblin Valley. We made a few pit stops along the way, like the Little Grand Canyon (Wedge Overlook) and other neat historical spots. 

There was a ton of Geocaching to be done along the way. Scott found a bunch of easy and neat ones for the boys to find. The first one was on the ledge of the Little Grand Canyon and it was awesome! It was one of the family's favorites. 

While hiking near the geocaches in the area, the boys found a dinosaur track! AMAZING!! 
(This was a fake one made by Will, Jackson and Tyler for the younger boys to enjoy)

After the Wedge Overlook, we drove along Buckskin Pass Road, and we were able to stop off and see a Petroglyph wall that was pretty cool.  Nearby the Petroglyph Wall was another Geocache!

 Another stop along the Buckskin Pass Road allowed us to stop and see a mark left by Mat Warner (wanted wild man of the West and a part of Butch Cassidy's clan).  He had written his name, date and a picture of a bull on the wall on February 17th, 1920.

 At one of the rest spots near the Buckskin Pass Road they had some cowboy silhouettes that Jackson loved and a giant oil rig that Preston thought was pretty cool.

We stopped to hike across this suspension bridge that was near the end of the Buckskin Pass Road.

The last stop on the Buckskin  Pass Road was this spot called "The Sinkhole".  This is a spot where the ground underneath softened up and the earth just sank away.  Of course, the boys were worried that the earth would swallow up our van because it was so close and so heavy.  
The boys nailed another Geocache that was close by.

Once on Interstate 70, we stopped at a scenic overlook to see Spotted Wolf Canyon.  Will thought this was a great spot to show you how high he can jump and I think he did a pretty good job clearing this whole canyon in one jump.

I was truly amazed at how we were able to see various types of vegetation growing and thriving in such a desert landscape.  What a glorious thing our Heavenly Father's creations are!!