Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hiking White Horse Trail

So sorry to say I ran out of time and didn't get all
my shots in for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.
The only shot I got was the sweet shot.. Hmmm..

So today I am going to share some photos
of a Hike the hubby and I did.
Are we adventurers or what!



It all started off great.  I'm pretty sure we were on the right track!



We were enjoying the great out doors and the 
scenery looked beautiful.  Well should I say as Beautiful
as a desert can look!



This trail is only about 20 minutes from our house
I had no idea it was even here..
The canyon walls were amazing.



After hiking for about one and a half hours the
canyon opened up and you could see the beautiful 
Colorado river.  The bright green tint to the water looked amazing.



That was not where this hike ended..  We scrambled up some rocks
for quite awhile and ended up at this Ladder. 





I can't believe hubby made me go up first.



Up top were these pool of water..
Hot springs.  The water was over 100.
No... We did not get in!  


Well it was about time to start heading back.
Lets just say my thighs are still screaming.
It was up hill the whole way back.




We came across this tree with this ball hanging from it
I have no idea what it is but it sure made a pretty photo.

So it was about a 6 mile hike.  But it felt like 30.
But I am so glad we did it!


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Til next time...

Hugs, Linda

38 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the shadow shot of the 2 of you.

S. Etole said...

Those rocks are huge! What a hike that must have been.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, WOW lucky you if that trail were close to us, my hubby would be there all the time, he loves to walk:0)
Fabulous shots all different and all very interesting. Have a wonderful week:0)Hugs Gay xxx

craftattack said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! Valerie

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Linda,
first I would like to say you look so young AND you are a grandma...a hiking grandma. I am a young grandma too...and a hiking grandma as well. I was 40 when my grandson was born. He's three now.

I love this post...and it's in your back yard practically. Wow. How did you get the shadow photo of you both on the rock? Neat picture!

It's funny, I was thinking yesterday on my walk that I should start posting photos of our hikes because we've been on so many all over the place. You just may have inspired me to do that.

Have a great Sunday Linda and good week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like a great day! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, I love your new adventure (and your beautiful photos, glad you bring your camera along).
Like us, we are continue to discover new things too, but funny to say, its FOOD. we just found out that SAMMY'S served very good Tapas! and it is just so near us.
You never know what Vegas have to offer! : )

Jennie Louise said...

WOW those are some awesome rocks!!! I love finsing *nw* places to walk and explore. It looked like a beautiful day... and what can I say about that lovely lake other than COOL! I would want to swim because i love water.
Good for you taking a long hike -- I need to get fit again this spring too.
Jennie. x

Netty said...

Gosh your photographs are totally amazing, you can feel the enormity of the rocks and feel the magic of this wonderful place. See you later Miss Sore Thighs, x

Gayle said...

Thanks for taking us along Linda !!! What a wonderful 'adventure' and so many beautiful sights...I think I got all of the pleasure and none of the pain, lol. Your photos are always stunning. Thanks for your kind and encouraging comments re/ my last project too, always appreciated. xx

Stella said...

Amazing; you live in such a beautiful place. I love to have a view at the canyon....wow! All we have here is flat surface; a lot of grass, cows and water. :)And rain; it's a mild winter...
Your photos are gorgeous!
XX

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, your hike looked like a great time! I cannot wait for warmer weather so we can get out and hike again. We had 5 degrees F this morning and it never got above 20F here. Brrrr! My feet never did warm up today. Anyway, your photos look toasty warm and fabulous. Thanks for sharing them!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Linda! What gorgeous photography of such beautiful scenery! Gotta love the great outdoors!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic Pictures! WOW! What a long hike and kudos to you for finishing it!

Tara said...

Love the hot spring shot! Looks like an awesome hike!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa, you got some amazing shots!! Enjoyed every single one. That last photo looks like it's from a sweet gum tree. What a great collection!

Gillian Olson said...

Looks like a great hike. Thanks for letting us come along.

Connie Smiley said...

What a beautiful place. The light in those last 2 shots is simply stunning.

Tracy said...

You got to spend the time with your hubby so I'm sure the sore thighs were worth it. LOL Great photos and I would love to know what the ball in the tree was????? :-) Hugs!

papertrails leaver said...

Your hiked looked like an amzing time! I loved the caynon wall photo! The shot of the bags withe water was amazing too! Wow! Lts of great ones! Happy Sunday to you!

Lynn Stevens said...

Who would have thought that was right in your own backyard! Amazing!!!
Great memories too.
p.s. next time pack the bathing suits! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Becca said...

Such amazing shots! Who would have thought it was right out your backyard! Thanks for shaing!

Anesha said...

Wonderful photos, just love the last one. :)

Catherine said...

Wow ~ you and hubby did well hiking all that way and you got to see some new sites. I like your shadow photo against the rocks. Very fun!

Your sunshine looks very delightful Linda!

Nothing but cold and snow here now. :( very sad face.

xo Catherine

justine said...

these are absolutely amazing, what a wonderful place to live, makes me so envious although I watched that film on the plane where the man got stuck and had to cut his arm off with a penknife! keep safe and remember to tell people where you are going!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! what a gorgeous place! And what a lovely day you and the hubby had.....even with the screaming thighs. LOVE all your photos, Linda. Really feels like I was there with you. :)

cnelson said...

What a lovely hike!! It looks like it was worth the screaming thighs! !

Davi said...

Awesome shots you got on the hike! Nothing like getting out for a day of refreshing :) Have a wonderful week my friend~

Kathy said...

These are amazing. The two that stand out to ME are the shadows (fabulous!) and the one standing in the middle of the two canyon walls. It truly puts things in perspective to see how small and insignificant we truly are in the grand scheme of things. Lovely.

Kathy

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous hike, Linda! Thanks for sharing the photos! The bokeh of the last one is really spectactular! And that ladder is also spectacular... I don't think I would have made it up there!!

Georgianna said...

These are AMAZING photos, Linda! Imagine having this so close to your home. Six miles is a pretty decent hike for one day, so well done. It's been awhile since I've done that much. :)

Have a great week!

xo - g

Lori said...

Oh, Linda, what gorgeous photos and such a wonderful memory for the two of you! That green water is just amazing! Thanks for sharing your photos...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Linda, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Gorgeous photos!!! Love them all, can't even pick a favourite!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful place you have to go hike, Linda! Looks like you had a wonderful day! The photo's are lovely. Happy Tuesday to you.

Michelle Renee said...

Gorgeous photos...my favorite is the last one (unbelievable light...so pretty), but I also really like the scale that's shown in the third one and the shadow shot is really cool. Looks like a great place for a hike!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great exercise, great photos! Linda, you truly inspire me with your photography. I'd like someday to buy a more expensive camera and get better pix, but for now my Nikon Coolpix point and shoot will have to do.

Sara said...

Looks like much fun, love the shadow shot and the last "ball" in the tree, so pretty and great bokeh!