After we got back in the car, we headed back down to the paved road and decided to drive up to Soledad Canyon, which was another trail that the Park Ranger had recommended...one that we could take Emma on. We hiked that one for about a mile up and back and decided that, as fun as it was, we didn't want to bring Emma with us. The trail was very rocky and climbed the whole way up. The entire time I kept thinking I heard rattlesnakes! Turned out the noise came from the clicking of wings on a particular butterfly! So we got our hike in after all, and no one got bit by a rattlesnake!
Tomorrow we're heading up to City of the Rocks State Park and the Gila Cliff Dwellers...it's about 150 miles NW and it'll be an all day trip. We're bringing Emma with us and I think she'll have a lot of fun!
Get better soon my little angels!