So we packed the truck with the dogs, the baby and lots and lots of gear. It's amazing how much "stuff" it takes for a little one so, so little.
And we headed out...
And we just basked in the beauty of the place! I have to say that people who think the desert is drab or boring, either have never been there or never looked around if they were there. There is so much to see in almost every direction if one just takes time to look.
Below is the reason they call this Red Rock. It's difficult to tell from this picture, but these sandstone formations are enormous. I took this picture from about a mile away.
This was our view at the start of the hike. Our destination was just about to the base of those mountains.
And I thought you might like to see my view! It's not that Brandy and I were jogging or anything. Max just walks at a different pace, usually regardless of whatever pace we had. I think she just likes to keep an eye on us.
Yep you got it. I bring up the rear- Always- I just wouldn't know what to do way out in front!
But they would pause- and wait- and wait- for me to catch up!
I caught up!
And we stopped for a bit of a snack..
This "rear view mirror" is also part of the backpack. Gotta make sure all is well in the back seat.
And then close to the end we stumbled upon a group of wild burrows..
Don and the dogs...
But then finally our trip had to end- and we boarded our flight to the east. And discovered that winter was still awaiting us!