On Saturday, we woke up early and headed into the Superstition Mountains for a little family hike. We chose the Hieroglyphics Canyon Trail. It's about 1.5 miles long with great desert scenery, nice city views (we could see all the way to the Phoenix skyline), and pretty cactus blooms.
And here is what the end result is:
Unfortunately those aren't my pictures, because we didn't make it that far. I would guess we got about a mile into it before Sophie was just too tired to go on. So we stopped at the highest point of the hike, before the trail leads into the canyon and called it good.
It was still a good first experience hiking as a family, and as you can see here, everyone had a REALLY fun and exciting time.