This gorgeous canyon is literally in our backyard. It has a 13 mile drive through with many different places to stop and sight see. It also has several different walking trails for beginners and the experienced alike. We packed a picnic lunch and decided to spend the day here.
It was sunny and bright and just a perfect day to explore the great outdoors. It's hot here, but there is always a breeze, so it's not too bad.
Can you guess where it got it's name from? Yep, the rocks are in fact red. =) We decided to do a beginner 2 mile trail. No problem...
...Until all of a sudden, the sky got dark and gray and the clouds looked really heavy. Mr. Weatherman said it surely wasn't rain, so we continued on our hike. About a mile in to it, we felt the sprinkles. We turned around a high tailed it back. It rained on us, but didn't pour until we got to the car thankfully. And by the way, you have NOT heard thunder until you've heard it in a valley between tall mountains! WHOA! Alanna was not amused.
Look at this cool shot I got after the storm was over and the sun was coming back out. So neat! It is so quiet here, you literally can't hear a thing. Silence. Such a major change from being in the city.
We can't wait to come back here and do some more exploring! A canyon full of beauty for sure!
Psalm 121: 1-4
" I look to the mountains; where will my help come from? My help will come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let you fall; your protector is always awake. The protector of Israel never dozes or sleeps. The Lord will guard you; he is by your side to protect you. The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the moon during the night. 7 The Lord will protect you from all danger; he will keep you safe. He will protect you as you come and go now and forever.