Black, White, and Red All Over

I'm constantly amazed by the variety in color here. Within a short walk I stepped on white rock, red dirt, and black sand. Speckled with greenery and bordered by the blue sky- it makes for a painting that no man could create.


Shay and I had gone out for a hike Saturday night, and once again, I found myself wandering among the rocks, no trail in sight.

I kind of like it that way. Aimlessly exploring and discovering hidden treasures.

I love taking pictures of the scenery. I like remembering where I've been and I think nature is so incredible, I love capturing it. Shay said she doesn't care for those and would prefer people in every pic. So, get ready for Shaylynn overload...



Shay's never been known to sit down on a hike, so I had to snap a picture of that rare moment.

She found many "love" rocks (rocks she felt were shaped like hearts. Go shay.), discovered a new species (after looking up "fluffy white bug" we realized it had already been discovered #fail), and saw I saw lots of cute little jack rabbits!

Since we had no trail we decided to walk along this... I think we decided it was a "Mysterious Ravine"...

She reeeeeaaaaalllyyyyyy loves to hike.

As much as I miss the lush mountains in the north, I do have a spot in my heart just for the red rocks of the south.

And then we hitchhiked our way home.

Kidding. But we did have to walk back to my car along the highway since we had wandered so far from the trail- oh wait, there wasn't one. Trail or not- it was such a fun way to spend my evening!


The Mrs. and The Momma said...

What a lovely and spiritual looking place! Great pics, Gentri!

The Mrs. and The Momma

~BB~ said...

How fun! I wish there were cool things to do like this in my area. I love reading about your little adventures!

Elisha(: said...

You two... ;)

Alisha said...

You girls are so cute! Looks like a lot of fun. Love the pics, G. Being out in the open and in the middle of God's creation like that, talk about AWESOME! :)

Hope you're having a great day, pretty girl!

brooke field said...

you do a beautiful job of capturing nature. Keep it up! (makes me want to move to UT)

Allison said...

Love all your pictures! Glad you found your way back! :)

Irene @ Inspiration From The Little Things said...

Wow *gasp* breathtaking pictures! I love looking for heart-shaped rocks, too! And that white little bug is so cute!

Glad you had fun! :-)

Jenn Helle said...

Sounds like a fun hike. Way to go! :)

Rhianna Nelson said...

This makes me so keen for a hiking adventure in the North of Western Australia - red dirt, clear blue beaches, thousands of colours of coral and fish, friendly sharks, not-so-friendl sharks, white sand, navy blue rocks.... (sorry that turned into a bit of a day dream) :P

Or I could just casually trek to the States and go hiking amongst real mountains. It will happen one day!!! Looks like the best way to spend a few hours or more :D Rhi xx

The Wildest of Dreams

Sammantha said...

I want to go hiking soo bad, it looks like so much fun!


Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

Nice! I'm tempted to take my husband down there for a weekend & hike on all the fun trails! I feel we definitely need to before me move out of Utah!
Glad you had such a fun time!

Courtney B said...

Hashtag! You need Twitter ;)
Love the pictures! It really is so pretty out there!
And that fluffy bug... ew! Is it poisonous?
Love you girls!

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

Those photos, oh those photos. I really should maybe consider caring what I look like in photos, yes?

I loved this hike/walk- whatever it was called that we did.

ShyScout said...

Oh wow. What a beautiful place to be able to visit. I am so jealous. Haha. It is a bummer that the bug had already been discovered.

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

you girls are A) beautiful! outside, yes, of course...but inside. look at you exploring the world with your lovely souls! B) Are doign amazing things together! How i'm so so blessed to have you both in my life to encourage me and love me...and more importantly, love each other!!

shay and hiking=gentri and bad hair days.

they don't go together.

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

You girls are A) so beautiful!! on the outside, of course, but on the inside even more. look at you 2 exploring the world with your souls!! B) are having just too much fun without me. boo. i'm pouting. how blessed i am to have you both in my life to love and encourage me. but even more so, to love and care for each other-and spend saturday nights together.

oh shay.

shay and hiking=gentri and bad hair days.

they don't go together, or exist.

Ashley said...

This would be such an amazing way to spend the day! I am simply obsessed with you blog thanks to my sister at Sweet Little Somethings and I would love for you to come check out my little blog as well!

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

so fun - and such gorgeous pictures gentri!

The Adventurer said...

Ok, a few things:

-I am jealous of your adventure with Shaylazer.
-That hashtag killed me #sotrue
-I am bummed that you did not discover a new species, although between you and me, you so totally did.

Emmett Katherine said...

Almost had a heart attack when I read you hitchhiker! Good thing you didn't! Beautiful scenery :)

Beckie said...

I am definitely with you on the scenery picture-taking. Not that I mind pictures with people, but I lovelovelove scenery shots. You never quite capture the same breathtaking feeling, but the visual is still the same, and is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing more of Utah : ]

P.S.--That bug is totally cute!

Jessie said...

Beautiful pictures. I love hiking.

Sapir L. said...

This looks like so much fun! There's a bunch of foothills near where I live with trails that lead to nowhere. My friends and I love exploring all of them!

Sapir @ smellthewildflowers.blogspot.com

Katelyn said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos! Sounds like such a fun time!

- Katelyn

Jenny said...

I really need to go hiking in Southern Utah. If I ever actually do, you are going with me...deal?

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This looks great! I quite miss that kind of scenery around here. I'm pretty sure I live in the flattest country on earth;)


The Braided Bandit said...

This looks like such a good adventure! I loved when you said your friend found a lot of love rocks, because that is my moms favorite thing to do, but on the beach with pebbles! She bring all of them home, and also used to make us all have competitions to find the best heart shaped rocks!

Also loving the beautiful collar from your most recent post, such an awesome piece!
Have a terrific day!
xo Hannah

Kris said...

You got some really lovely pictures. Looks like such a beautiful place! :)


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