Went on a nice eight hour hike through a haunted desert today with my daughter, brother, and cousin. Turned it into a nice on site history lesson for my daughter regarding the history of the desert she’s from and how many were willing to fight in order to protect it from invaders.

I’m really proud of my daughter for sticking it out for over eight hours through some pretty rough terrain. Note, I don’t usually hike in sneakers, but the last part of this hike involved sliding down rock face on your butt. For little kids, sneakers work best with this sort of hiking.