(more South Rim!)
(this reminds me of Kyla)
Friday: My sister and I hiked 8 miles down Boot Canyon and Pinnacles Trail to get back to where we started on Thursday. It was the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. It was a much easier hike than the day before, partly because we didn't have as much water, but mostly because we were going downhill. Can you guess why they call it Boot Canyon?
(the Pinnacles Trail)
(Here's a little friend we made at the end of the trail. I want to give credit to my sister who took about five pictures of him while I jumped around and squealed like a little girl)
Saturday: We spent the day with our new friends, driving down the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, 30 miles west to Santa Elena Canyon, where the Rio Grande River cuts a deep gash through the rock. We stopped for a few short desert hikes along the way, through Tuff Canyon and Homer Wilson Ranch.
(The Rio Grande, with Mexico on the left and Texas on the right)
Well, Blogger is acting funny, and I have a sink full of dishes calling my name, so I guess I will have to stretch this out one more day. I hope you'll indulge me just a little longer and come back tomorrow to see the rest.