Goblin Valley + Little Wild Horse Canyon - April 2012 (Boy Scouts)

barl0w

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First off, I want to say thanks for all of the advice I received on my trip planning thread. It was a ton of help, and the scouts and leaders had a great time.

We were able to send a leader down early Friday afternoon, and secure a spot just west of the park along Wild Horse Road in the open camp spots up against the cliffs.

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The campsite was perfect - it helped shelter us a bit from the chilly wind and gave our group a bit of privacy, as we played laser tag and capture the flag after a dutch over dinner of pulled pork with peach cake mix cobbler for dessert.

While the kids were playing in the dark, I took the opportunity to shoot some photos:

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But, having gone snowboarding in the morning, and driving down to Goblin Valley, I was beat, and made sure the kids were having fun, and then got to bed. It got a bit chilly at night - but I'm sure as the days and weeks go on into summer, that won't be a problem anymore.

The next morning we broke camp after making breakfast burritos and lunch (PB & J + chips) combined with a little cliff exploring (see photo above). After packing up, we went over to the State Park for an hour and roamed around taking in the sights.

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After that we drove to Little Wild Horse Canyon. I was hoping we would try out Ding/Dang, but we wanted to hit the road by 1 pm to get the kids back at a reasonable time. So we hiked up Little Wild Horse for 40 mins, ate lunch, and hiked back down. It turned out to be a good "training" run for some of the kids, and all-in-all, we all had fun.

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On a personal note, this was my first time to Goblin Valley. It was a great trial run for me to know where to camp, what activities there are, and where to hike when taking the family. I'm sure we'd have a blast.

Quick note that along the Little Wild Horse trail, we saw a ton of kids, and a handful of unleashed pets (dogs). There is also a pit toilet at the trailhead, and inside the park and park campsites.

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Go-deep

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Thanks for sharing, I will be heading down there this weekend with 2 of my boys for our fisrt time. We are all excited about this trip, we have canceled the last 2 times that we were planning on going down due to rain, but this weekend looks great.

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