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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ironman

So anyone who knows Craig, knows that he is possibly the most outdoorsy person in the world. Okay, that might be overshooting it a bit, but I think that other than me and the kids, doing something active outside might be his one true love. He loves backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, repelling, camping, (most recently) diving, and I could go on and on and on... So of course he was totally on Cloud 9 on his backpacking trip with the Young Men this weekend, despite the fact that there were a few little hick-ups, it was bloody hot, and they had to pack in all of their water (they were backpacking in the desert). So, they took the Young Men down to southern Utah where they did a 9 mile loop through two different slot canyons called Little Wild Horse Canyon and Bell Canyon. A slot canyon is a very narrow canyon, (just in case any of you are like me and don't know what the heck that is), at some points it was so narrow that they had to remove their backpacks to fit through, but he said it kept them nice and cool in the shade, and you find some wicked cool rock formations. Unfortunately, about 3 1/2 miles were spent NOT in those canyons, basically out in the wide open desert, and that's when it got HOT.

So here's my little brag session about what a stud my hubby is. During this part of the hike, they got on the wrong trail, because the trails are a little trippy during certain parts of the hike and the GPS wasn't functioning quite right. So after about a mile they realized that they might be going the wrong direction and the boys were starting to get really hot and tired. So Craig had them all sit down and rest, he dropped his pack and literally ran 2 miles ahead on the trail to figure out where they were, and how to get where they needed to go. It turned out that they were on the wrong path and he ended up finding another trail that got them back where they needed to be, but I'm sorry he is made of IRON! I mean how many people can hike 5 miles with a 50 pound pack on their back and limited water, in the desert, and then drop the pack and run 2 miles straight, and still finish the hike with everyone else? My mom is always saying that Craig is a man's man... um yes, I believe so... sorry I'll stop raving about him, but seriously... he's a stud.
Anyways, overall the trip was a total success, and our young men totally rocked it despite the heat, and weight! Craig, of course was totally stoked when he got home, and really charged up about their BIG backpacking trip they're planning this summer, I can't wait to hear what he does on that one...

3 comments:

Forever Young said...
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Forever Young said...

For some reason(he..he..he..)I really wasn't surprised to hear that story!!! Go Craig for getting everyone on the right path again. I hope those boys will appreciate that someday:)

Scott and Maran said...

Cori- I must admit that I find it cute that you are still like a school girl with a big old crush on your husband. Light the match (Do you remember when we used to do that in high school like we were starting the flame?). It's awesome that Craig is so athletic...that can definitely come in handy....especially when he is taking his YM crew on a backpacking trip.