Five Barefeet

Monthly Archives: January 2019


You can read more about horseback riding with kids HERE. This is a video Chris shot using the action camera on our rim ride. Happy trails, J

Angel’s Window is a natural arch. You can see the Colorado River through the window which is 6 miles away and 5,000 feet below. You can see part of the window in the above picture. There are people on top of the arch so when Chris saw that he just had to figure out how to get up there. We drove down Cape Royal Road and visited several stops. One was Roosevelt… Read More

Cliff Springs Trail is a 1 mile hike. The park guide said it would take 1 hour approximately for the round-trip hike. It started off meandering down a forested ravine and supposedly ended where a chest-high boulder rests under a large overhang (see above). But when we arrived at this boulder the trail kept going behind where I am standing. Since we had not been hiking that long we continued on. We… Read More

After leaving Marble Canyon and the Navajo Bridge we started going up the Kaibab Plateau which has an elevation of over 9,000 feet. We got gas at a station near Jacob’s Lake and began heading south on Highway 67 (which is closed from November – March, or so) through the Kaibab Forest. It’s a 45 minute drive from Jacob’s Lake to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Next up – more… Read More

After leaving Monument Valley we stayed in Page, Arizona for a night (one of the prettiest towns we saw) before traveling the rest of the way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We stopped high above Lake Powell and saw Marble Canyon and part of Glenn Canyon. Apparently we drove right past Horseshoe Bend and didn’t realize it until later on. We did not have time to stop at Antelope… Read More

This is the view from our balcony: A few of the deer outside our balcony as seen from the park bench. During the day this section was covered with visitors taking pictures, reading, playing games, and having picnics. View from our room  All lodge food is expensive but this restaurant (Red Rock Grill) was one of our favorites. We had so much food! Chris got a bison burger and I got Navajo… Read More

We knew it was going to be pretty but the ride in made the excitement even greater. Even the red road was pretty. Zion NP has been everyone’s favorite place so far. We got there after lunch and hiked The Narrows. It was busy! But we expected it to be. In fact there’s an article on how the park may limit the number of visitors. We stayed at the Zion Lodge. It… Read More

Read part 1 here. J

Big Texan Steakhouse Cadillac Ranch More pictures and info from a previous post HERE. Chris recently stopped shaving his head and if you know him personally you know his hair doesn’t move or get wet. To me the best part of the video is when the killer Amarillo wind actually MOVED his hair. J