The outdoors revitalize my being no matter the activity and even if only for a moment.
Being outdoors reminds me of what is most important; therefore, I long most days to be in the great outdoors.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hiking in Snow Canyon

A few weeks ago we stayed in St. George for a family reunion and we went hiking in Snow Canyon. It was really beautiful. I didn't think I would like the desert scenery so much, but there really is a lot of plant and animal life. Cubbies wanted to scale some rock faces despite having the proper equipment. He might be an adventuresome fellow when he gets older.

Here is Max. Showing, in sign language, how much more fun he had than everyone else. ;)

Hiking in Wasatch State Park

We had fun hiking this over Memorial Day weekend. I was amazed at how well Cubby did trail running. He had some pretty sweet moves jumping off some rocks.

Fishing on Jordanelle Reservoir

My boat is starting up much better now. It was fun to take the family out fishing. We decided to buy a state park year pass, and I can already tell you it will save us money. The first day of fishing, my family and I headed to a little cove not far from the boat ramp. The weather was looking a little sketchy, so we stayed close. After 30 seconds of getting a pole in the water for Caleb, he caught a Bonneville. We kept catching Bonneville consistently until I started throwing a crawdad rapala and caught this good sized Smallmouth Bass.

Griffin and I went the stretch of the reservoir at full throttle and it still seemed to take forever to get from one end to the other end. I think it was the first time my boat had ever gone for that long that fast. We found some pretty sweet coves that the fish finder showed as HOT, but they proved fruitless, so we headed back to our first little cove and spent the rest of the morning catching Bonneville. We raced a couple of boats, hit some pretty big wakes, and got sprayed a few times.