5.31.2012

The Climb

Let's start this post off right- nice and cheesy.
A song to go along with the post. Because the titles match....

Most of my Memorial Day was spent sitting at home, or sitting at Sarah's house while her husband fixed my windshield (which was great! THANK YOU guys again for not only fixing my windshield, but feeding me too. haha!). But after that, I decided it was time to get outside and enjoy the day off. So my roommate, Katie and I headed out for a hike. But this was no ordinary hike... I did something I never thought I would do. Something I was terrified of, but something I *coughsecretlycough* wish I could do.

I rock climbed.

Ok. So not LEGIT rock climbing. Maybe more of bouldering?

This place is stunning. Seriously takes my breath away.

As we drove into the park, we picked our trail and started hiking. We soon lost the trail (we weren't worried, it'd be pretty hard to get lost), so we had to make our own. As we walked we noticed a rock formation that seemed to have a cave on it. We decided to hike up to the cave, check it out, that would be that. But no, after reaching the cave we decided to go on... all the way to the top.

You have to remember that I am a big baby with things like this and I freak out. Plus, I'm small... like, really small. So this was kind of a big deal for me... AND this picture doesn't do it justice... I promise it's bigger in person...

This was inside the cave!


A view from the top.

Not only did I make it to the top, but I made it with my purse. Yup- my purse. Next time, I'll do it in stilettos.


We climbed down the back side of the formation and found some awesome narrows!


It was SUCH an amazing hike and I was so proud of myself. I didn't chicken out once. Woohoo! Progress... progress.

On the way home, we took a detour and found a little ice cream shop on the side of the road called "The Icebox". It was so cute, we couldn't help but stop. After all, we had earned it.

Not only was it the cutest little shop ever, but it had a spectacular view with tables we could sit at outside to enjoy it.

This will be a new tradition for us. Every time we go hiking in that park- we will end it with ice cream at The Icebox. Good times!

33 comments:

Lisa said...

soo pretty! looks like a great hike!

Denise said...

So fun! Very proud of you! Where is this at? That little shop looks adorable.

Leah said...

So glad you conquered your fear!
And your shirt is AWESOME.

Breanna Hohenstein said...

Was this in Utah at Canyon lands?

It's beautiful, where ever it is :)

Beverly said...

wow you ROCK... literally!! I have always wanted to hike on a rocky mountain... just haven't been around one in awhile LOL.

That picture of you and your roomie in between the narrow walls freaks me out.. makes me clasterphobic... but it's oh so cool at the same time... possible?? I guess!

Jenn Helle said...

Good luck completing the hike in stilettos! Lol. And the Icebox looks like a cute little place. :)

Alyx said...

Wow, it looks like this was an awesome hike!! And that ice cream shop is so cute.

Tamaras Blend said...

Man this looks amaziiiing!

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melinda said...

Ahhh congrats! Looks like so much fun! Makes me want to travel out west :)

Abbey S said...

Impressed.

Elisabeth said...

GENTRI! this is a HUGE deal! this means that next time im in st. george you'll be ready for real rock climbing!

Karm said...

I've been wanting to go hiking but I have no one to go with haha
That is a beautiful place too. YAY! Brave woman!! you go lady! (:

Jessi said...

I WANT YOUR EAGLE SHIRT SO BAD!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

this looks like so much fun! seriously. i want to go hiking, but i like the red rocks better than the mountains here in provo (i'm a vegas girl). but i'm impressed, i'm very afraid of hikes and i remember doing a hike like this at night to bat caves, it was slightly more dangerous and people got hurt. this looks like something i would like to do. so fun.
ps oh miley.

K

Jenny Bodell said...

Great photos! looks like fun! I want to try rock climbing this summer! so cool!
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rachel said...

omgoodness! i am having a claustrophobia attack just looking at those pictures! girlfriend, you are braver than i will ever be! how awesome! and the ice cream place looks like so much fun too!!!! yumm!

Alli said...

Is this Utah? If it's not, I'm surprised. I'm a Utah native, born and raised and that looks like my gorgeous state!

megan danielle said...

is this at snow canyon in st george?? if so...i was just there this weekend too! weird!

Anna said...

hahaha i love the miley reference. Looks like you had a blast! Love those photos

sweet harvest moon said...

Sounds like a great time!

Michelle Nelson said...

Pretty pics!! Now that song is stuck in my head:)

Pauline said...

Love the t-shirt with the bird <3

Tori said...

You're so cute!

-Tori
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Alexis Kaye said...

HOW FUN!!!!! Good for you for doing something scary! :) and the pictures you took are beautiful! the place looks amazing

Morgan said...

i LLOOOVVEEE climbing and bouldering :)

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Gentri, don't you even worry.. I was already singing.. "I can almost feel it..." my voice all vibrator like, just like Miley.. JUST LIKE HER.

Good job, next time in Stilletos? You're funny. You're very funny.

Two Happy Hearts said...

Amazing!! Oh man...consider yourself lucky to live in such a beautiful place. My husband is freaking out a little bit over your photos...haha. He wants to go hiking in Utah now ;)

Haili Hunter said...

what the heck? Where was this? I want to go there!

riana. said...

looks amazing...haha i totally would have been thinking about that movie 72 hours? the one with james franco?? idk...

I'd love to do that! the pictures are beautiful

Vic said...

Love that song, and those pictures - it looks so beautiful! Also, congratulations!!

dearsafia said...

Well done Gentri!! And these photos are so great.

But I'm kind of losing my mind over that ice cream shop...it looks A-MAZING. Waaah I want to go haha! I've been craving some good ice cream for like a week now! Sad face.


From Cupcakes, With Love x

pretty minded said...

your blog is soo cute! im in love

Sarah@AlpinePoppy said...

You are such a ROCK star!! Love your pictures and I can totally relate, it is the best feeling in the world when you surprise yourself like that! Way to go!