S: 2010 Hike to Ghost Falls
FC: Hike to Ghost Falls
1: Grandma and Grandpa love to be outdoors. They enjoy all of God's beautiful creations.
2: In the summer we went to visit them in Utah. Grandpa taught us about the birds in his backyard.
3: House Sparrow | Collard Dove | House Finch | California Quail | Black-chinned Hummingbird | It was fun to see so many different kinds and watch them eat.
4: Connor moved very quietly so he wouldn't scare the birds. | Lindsay could see them too. | Connor could see the birds up close through Grandpa's binoculars.
5: We wanted to use our bird watching skills, so Grandma and Grandpa took us on a hike in Corner Canyon.
6: When we got to the trail head, we read the hiking rules, checked out the map and began our hike.
7: It was a very hot day, but we all had plenty of water and Grandma brought lots of snacks for us to eat along the way.
8: We stopped and read about the local plants along the trail and took pictures of them.
9: We liked looking back towards the Draper Temple, which is where we started our hike. Eventually we lost sight of it completely.
10: While Grandpa was showing us a bird, we heard a rattle in the grass. Sure enough, it was a rattlesnake! There are lots of snakes in Utah, but very few people get the chance to see a rattlesnake.
11: There were many different trail signs and we were very careful to follow the ones to Ghost Falls so we wouldn't get lost.
12: Having a buddy makes a hike a lot more fun.
13: We liked crossing the bridges over the stream.
14: Finally we made it to Ghost Falls!
15: But where are the ghosts?
16: Lindsay, Ashlyn, Connor and Kayla found some good walking sticks for the hike down the trail. | Who would have thought that we would see an old truck and a bathtub.
17: There were some skinned knees and some very hot, dirty and tired children. But, the most tired of all was Grandpa. He said that his whiskers and shoelaces were very, very tired so Avery offered to carry him.
19: We all had a great adventure on our hike to Ghost Falls! | Grandma and Grandpa Johansen, Eddie Avery, Connor, Lindsay, Kayla and Ashlyn June 2010