The Eckles brothers hiking trip with their sons to Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon in the Summer of 2012

We decided it would be fun to do guy only hiking trip to Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon.  We were able to be as gross as we wanted without criticism, and travel as hard and fast as we wanted.  We eat a lot of fart bars and saw a lot of great country.  Jeff and his sons were the fastest and Chip was the slowest.  I was taking a lot of picture, and that is my story and I am sticking to it.

Zion was first - Hiked the narrows and visited the Lodge

Virgin River in Zion National Park

Beginning of the Narrows Hike

Mark, Matthew, Will, Chip and Ryan in the Narrows

Virgin River wall to wall in the Narrows

Virgin River wall to wall in the Narrows

Matthew hiking in the Narrows

Mike, Jeff and Alex in the Narrows

Virgin River wall to wall in the Narrows

Virgin River in Zion National Park

Chip and Kurt - As tall as the canyon

Virgin River in Zion National Park

Feeder creek to the Virgin River with impressive walls

Green tree against the red rocks in Zion National Park

Hanging out at the lodge at Zion National Park

Colorful sandstone at Zion National Park

Hi, damn glad to see you

Ryan, Nick, Luke and Mark at Zion National Park

Big Horn Sheep in Zion National Park

Sandstone landscape in Zion National Park

Will and Kurt in Zion National Park

The Brothers - Mark, Jeff, Kurt and Chip

Bryce  - We hiked down into the canyon - It was like a fairy land!!

Looking down into Bryce Canyon National Park

Hoodoo silhouettes

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park

Chip and Ryan in Bryce Canyon National Park

Looking up in Bryce Canyon National Park

Looking down in Bryce Canyon National Park

Alex in Bryce Canyon National Park

Looking up thru the trees in Bryce Canyon National Park

Taking a break in Bryce Canyon National Park

Ryan, Mark, Nick, Kurt, Mike, Jeff, Matthew, Alex, Will and Luke in Bryce Canyon National Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes - The boys got sand everywhere

Chip at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

View from the top of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Hanging out on top of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Race to the top of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Mark and Nick at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Mark, Ryan, Nick and Kurt at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Matthew pretending to be rabbit at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

North Rim of the Grand Canyon - Higher, lonelier and beautiful

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Jeff and Luke at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Ryan and Matthew hanging out at the lodge on North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Will testing the sling shot out in the woods

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Meadow on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Matthew, Kurt, Will, Ryan and Chip at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Lots of deer on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Birch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Horseshoe Bend - There are no railings!!

Horseshoe Bend - There are no railings!!

Left half of Horseshoe Bend

Good view from the top of the rocks

Muscle men of Horseshoe Bend

Right half Horseshoe Bend

West Fork of Oak Creek - Best hike in AZ

You have to cross the creek many times

Most photographed spot in AZ

Chip providing scale for the picture

Ryan and Matthew

Cooling off in the creek

Butterflies don’t need a reason

Cooling off the “dogs” after a long hike

Headed home

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