by Maile (9 years)
Crunch! Crunch! Crunch went the gravel as my family and I hiked into the canyon. As usual Wynn, Lydia, and I were in the front. We marched in order: me, Wynn, and then Lydia.
We were hiking into Tuff Canyon at Big Bend National Park. Tuff is volcanic ash that has hardened into rock-like forms. It makes rough rock that is mostly white.
Suddenly, we saw a flat spot that looked exactly like a stage. The giant, gray slab of rock was tall, but we managed to shimmy up there. I acted as if I were a glorious actress and said, “Did you beware the Ides of March?” I said it in a British accent. Everyone laughed; I laughed too.
We ate lunch there. When we had finished eating, we found a cave that was made by a fallen boulder.
Everyone followed me as we climbed boulder after boulder. It was really fun. At the top, there was a big flat land. We ran around for a long time. I had so much fun. I can’t wait until the next hike!