This is a scenic landmark a few miles from my home. My kids loved hiking here and this past summer, I realized that my grandson had never been here. It was too hot to hike up and through the desert this summer but Saturday was the perfect day so Gabe and I made the drive. This photo was taken just as we began our climb.
Here is Gabe on the backside of Balanced Rock. Not really a good perspective of what the area looks like and definitely not the normal view of the landmark.
Gabe looking out at the valley and checking out how far from the car he had climbed.
Gabe took my camera and took this picture. I hadn't realized that he had taken the photo until I uploaded the pictures. We continued climbing through the high desert above the rock. Gabe was convinced and disappointed that we didn't see any rattlesnakes. Actually, this is the perfect time of year to make this hike due to the lack of rattlesnakes.
We spent a couple of hours outdoors enjoying and gorgeous October day and soaking up the sun. Too hard to stay indoors when we know that this temperatures won't last long.