Last weekend we went camping at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. One of our eMi interns suggested it, and we were all like, "Yup. We're in!" Because S'mores. But also because interns.
We have really been having fun hanging around this group. Kevin and I both had the pleasure of getting to know Sam, Shannon, and Marisa while we were on our project trip in Kenya, but since returning home we've been able to get to know the rest of them. On the brief info sheet we got before they all arrived, all of them listed their interests as including hiking and outdoor activities. So naturally we hit it off. And any time they've been willing to hang around a couple of people their parents' ages (plus our kids) we take them up on it and go do stuff. Sometimes some other eMi staff and/or families jump in, which makes for a bonus. This time we had Molly, Anna, and Jordan, Maverick (the dog).
Black Canyon is pretty gnarly. Try to imagine the Grand Canyon but not quite as deep and with walls going straight down and also mostly very dark (okay, so not that much like it). By dark, I mean the rock. There is plenty of sunlight and no brooding literary themes. Also, the walls of the canyon go almost straight down, so hiking to the bottom is a serious workout. Or at least, that is what I am told. That excursion took place on our second day while Kristin and I slept in. So I would not really know. And I don't have any photos. But I do have photos of the stuff I was there for and I give you the rest of our weekend in photo essay format.
Our crew, headed off on a shorter hike along the rim.
It can all look a bit like a scene from some fantasy trilogy. . .
...until someone starts with the selfies.
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