We thought we were meeting for a 9:00am group hike yesterday morning, and we were there on time. But I guess some people thought it was 10:00am, and so it was after 9:30am by the time everyone was ready. That's the problem with doing group activities! Anyway, we finally got out on the trails.
There are a lot of hiking trails here at Kodachrome Basin State Park, and not very many people.
Other than our group of nine, we only saw one other person on the trail. We did the main "Panorama Trail", which in itself is a 6 mile (9.7 km) loop hike, but there are several short sidetrips that you can do and we did them all.
Ruth and Bruce, leading the way.
Lots of these interesting rock spires.
Kevin on the trail.
I had brought the iPhone and I'm trying out the new MotionX GPS mapping app, and I really like it. It turns out that we did 8.2 miles (13 kms) in almost 4 hours. Pretty slow going when you're hiking as a group, and we stopped quite a bit along the way. It wasn't a strenuous hike, with only a few short uphill sections.
On the Panorama Trail.
My Aunt Melissa and her sister Jeanette.
More neat scenery.
Kevin and his Uncle Dave.
Our hiking group.
Kevin, and the Ballerina Spire.
Had an afternoon nap, and then had a nice hot shower using the campground facilities. Visited one last time with Uncle Dave and Aunt Melissa in the evening.
Today, we're heading further north. No idea where we'll be stopping for the night.
Stay tuned for another blog post later today, and then we'll be all caught up!
Some of you were asking what camera I'm using. It's the Nikon P520. You can see it here...
Nikon Coolpix P520 on Amazon.com - USA
There is a newer model out now, the P530, however I see that it's actually missing some of the features that I like best in the P520. Given the choice, I would buy the older model.
Nikon Coolpix P520 on Amazon.ca - Canada