Traveling the Trail

Over 130 years ago, my great-great grandparents Joshua Stevens and Elizabeth Kenney spent their honeymoon helping blaze a trail to establish the San Juan Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1879). Our family has traveled the trail several times and taken hundreds of photos. These are some of my favorites photos, compiled for my family, friends and anyone else who has an interest! (It's going to take me awhile to get this site complete, so keep checking back. I'm also planning on some links to full galleries.)

"B is for Blanding" book includes Hole-in-the-Rock

"B is for Blanding" book includes Hole-in-the-Rock
This beautiful photo book (52 p., full-color) highlights the Hole-in-the-Rock pioneers along with other people, places and memorabilia of Blanding, Utah. Click on the photo to browse the book or to order your own copy! $10.95 + S&H

Friday, February 5, 2010

Look at this cool rock. It looks kind of like a high-heeled boot.
I love the stuff growing in the crevices!!
Home and garage at Marble Camp!
Circle up!
Tracks - both old and new.
An old nail Oliver Harris found on the trail.

Daddy and "The Bomber."

The Chute

"Wagon" going up The Chute.

Panoramic views of Marble Camp

















The beginning of the trail (at least where we started) by the airport.

Thursday, February 4, 2010



Shots of my brothers-in-law at the top of The Chute. One last climb!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

San Juan Hill


Below are some photos I took on our trek up San Juan Hill. Copyright 2009 Deniane Kartchner.




The beginning of the hike up the trail.

Close up of the inscription "We Thank Thee Oh God."



Looking down at the inscription "We Thank Thee Oh God."


Wagon tracks.


Hoof holds for the horses.


View looking down on the San Juan River.