Monday, January 24, 2011

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hike

This hike was A-MAZING and so kid friendly! The tent rock shaped formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago. Then over time eroded away from water and wind. Truly a spectacular site.

What would have taken us 30 minutes to hike took us 2.5 hours instead. Miles took us on many detours. We picked up a million and two rocks, sat on 500 other rocks, jumped off of 2,000 boulders and sat down in the middle of the trail to watch beetles and scratch in the dirt with sticks.

I loved the narrow trails-- especially with a wandering toddler. It helped keep him on track.

I love the picture below. It depicts pretty much how the entire hike went-- Miles was constantly pushing me forward so he could hang back and take his dandy ole' time.

This tree with it's exposed roots made a perfect hide out for Miles.

Such a perfect hike on a perfect day.


Sara T. said...

I think you have a future geologist on your hands there. Or Rock climber.

Teisha said...

That looks awesome! Tell you what convince your friends that Destin is yuck and come a bit closer to us and I will make a trip out to see you with the kids this summer. Deal?

Cris said...

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Mike & Mindy said...

i love those pics Kirsten. I wish that we could have joined you! Happy Birthday to Miles

Meg said...

What a neat place, I want to go there when I come out and visit! :)