Sunday, April 20, 2008
One last day at Canyonlands!
On the morning of our last day at Canyonlands, it was pretty chilly! We kept our jackets on while we took our toys out to play in the space-like park. Ice Bat was really excited to see Canyonlands!
Doesn't Ice Bat look happy?
Violet and I played that Cheburashka and Ice Bat had been sent to explore the planet Mars! The little holes in the rock were perfect little caves for our toys.
I had the best time playing with Violet and our toys. I know that day will always be one of my most special memories.
Doesn't Cheburashka look a little hesitant to be exploring Mars? I think Ice Bat is comforting him.
Soon, it was time to walk- or climb- back to the campsite so we could go turn in our Junior Ranger books!
Violet and I sat in the sun to check our work on the Junior Ranger booklets. I think we got it all right, but it would be up to the ranger to check our work!
The last step to becoming Junior Rangers was to go on another hike. This time, we chose the Cave Springs trail. We had to climb a ladder. Cool!
When you hike on rock it is sometimes hard to see the trail, so these stacks of rocks, called cairns, mark the trail.
If you were to get lost, it is hard to find the trail again because everything looks the same!
After the hike it was time to go back to the visitors center and become Junior Rangers! We had to take an oath, tell about our favorite parts of the park, and show our completed activity book.
We had passed the test with flying colors! Violet and I each received our own Junior Ranger badges. Hurrah! Sadly, that meant it was time to head back from the park. It was a fantastic visit! I hope I get to come back someday!