Sunday: (04/28) We bought a big package of sausage the other day and morning warmup time is the best time to cook them. We bake them and just heat the house with the oven rather than the heater to take the morning chill off. Unfortunately it actually wasn't too cold in the morning. Fresh baked sausage with leftover latkas for breakfast.
I then drove about 4.5 miles back toward town to the Bill Granstaff Canyon Trailhead. The hike was about 2.5 miles back to the Morning Glory Arch. Of course there were a few flowers along the trail. The trail winds through the canyon often right against the wall of the canyon.
I like reflective pools. The contrast of the bare rocks against the green of the canyon is interesting
Morning Glory Bridge. The arch isn't easily viable since it parallels the cliff behind it. An interesting feature is that there is a crack in the rock under the arch where a spring flows feeding the creek .
A lot of big rocks around here.
The hike is easy with only a little over 300 feet elevation gain through the canyon. While the grade of the trail is very easy, there are nine stream crossings along the trail . Most are like the one above left on rocky stones. The trail starts out on the slick rocks on a ledge above the creek, above right.
Here is a link to the GPS track for the hike.
I was back home before 1030. We relaxed at home the rest of the day. Lunch was snacks. We had an early dinner of steamed fish, steamed carrots, and rice. In the afternoon I got distracted and worked on updating the satellite dish firmware. In the evening we tried a new tactic. We didn't like the no-see-um bug visit last night so tonight, before dark and before the end of generator time, we closed up the house and ran the generator to cool off the house. then remained closed all night. No bugs!