The Ice Box Trail Hike

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RJ, Melanie, Me, Jenn and Matt

Saturday, April 05, 2008. 10:00 am

After a night of partying and intoxication for some, I must say it was not easy to rise early in preparation for a hike of all things. The Red Rock Canyon hike was scheduled for 10:00 a.m., but we did not get started until a few minutes after 10:30 am. We all convened at the Red Rock Canyon National Park Visitor's center, a total of 11 hikers namely: Harriet (Me), Melanie, Jennifer, Joy, Jillian, James, Matt, Sal, RJ, Tracy, and John. We set off in 4 cars with James driving his rented convertible, Melanie in hers, RJ took me and Sal and John drove his car.

Sal, John, Jillian, James, RJ, Jenn, Matt, Tracy, Melanie, Joy, and Me
We set off along the canyon with stops to take photos and some stops were more exciting than others, one exciting stop were RJ and I got to climb a tree for a photo, heheeeee!! We hiked the ICE BOX TRAIL: from the information gathered at the visitor center, it does take at least 2 hours to hike the Ice Box which is considered a tough/ hard trail. I did not think it hard at all, but that could be because the company I had made it more fun than sporty, lol! We took almost 3 hours hiking and never even finished the trail - apparently it runs through to a waterfall (I would have loved to get there).

 

Matt made for the entertainer throwing around English words that are pronounced rather poor in the American version of the English language. For example how do you pronounce TUBE, WATER, and ALUMINIUM ???  Did you get that right? Well ask Matt (www.travbuddy.com/mattrilla) he was the English teacher along the way. I must confess Ihave always had a problem witht he way Americans pronounce the word "Alu-mi-nium", they say "alumi-num" sounds funny,

 

Africancrab says:
I have absolutely no idea why it was named the Ice Box trail, I guess I can do some research on that huh? I imagine it gets ice during the winter? lol!
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008
mga_galang_paa says:
Why it was called Ice Box again?
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008
Africancrab says:
It was fun, thats all. But at the end of it I felt the sweat drip down my spine, lol!!
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
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RJ, Melanie, Me, Jenn and Matt
RJ, Melanie, Me, Jenn and Matt
Sal, John, Jillian, James, RJ, Jen…
Sal, John, Jillian, James, RJ, Je…
The hikers - Tracy, Jillian, John,…
The hikers - Tracy, Jillian, John…
going hiking
going hiking
The hiking party
The hiking party
Red Rock Canyon visitor Center
Red Rock Canyon visitor Center
At the visitors center
At the visitors center
Jennifer
Jennifer
Jen, Matt and I
Jen, Matt and I
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon
Jenn, Matt and Melanie
Jenn, Matt and Melanie
Melanie, Matt and Jenn
Melanie, Matt and Jenn
Tracy, me & RJ
Tracy, me & RJ
Sal
Sal
RJ & I climbed up the tree
RJ & I climbed up the tree
Jillian, James, Sal and Joy
Jillian, James, Sal and Joy
Sal & I
Sal & I
jump Sal
jump Sal
on the trail
on the trail
beautiful wild flowers
beautiful wild flowers
John, RJ, James and Sal braving th…
John, RJ, James and Sal braving t…
With Tracy
With Tracy
RJ and Matt
RJ and Matt
Joy, Jillian, me & RJ
Joy, Jillian, me & RJ
Sal, James, Jillian, Joy and RJ
Sal, James, Jillian, Joy and RJ
way down below
way down below
Tracy & Joy
Tracy & Joy
resting
resting
Tracy, Jennifer, Matt & Melanie
Tracy, Jennifer, Matt & Melanie
the 5 of us managed to climbe atop…
the 5 of us managed to climbe ato…
Melanie, James & Sal
Melanie, James & Sal
quenching the thirst
quenching the thirst
up hill
up hill
the climb down
the climb down
showing the butty
showing the butty
we are missing Jen
we are missing Jen
madnesss
madnesss
James harem outdoors!
James' harem outdoors!
beginning of the canyon trail
beginning of the canyon trail
awesome!
awesome!
The hike party
The hike party
finally at the top
finally at the top
boulder hoping, I was
boulder hoping, I was
resting a top a boulder
resting a top a boulder
the signature photo
the signature photo
Red Rock Canyon
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