Mike took this photo of K and I above their route. We all hiked to the top and the boys rappelled in to begin their climb.
Today (Sunday), K and I left the boys while they climbed the above tower, aptly named "Defecating Monk". If you look closely, you can see the monk facing to the right of the photo, squatting to drop a turd out of his anatomically correct behind.
I dropped K off up above the Monument, where she ran the Monument Trail down through the Monument to meet me and the car at the other end of the trail. It was perfect--she got some real exercise and I could hike alone at my poky and very pregnant pace. She got about 9 miles in and I did 4 or 5.
The boys' sarcastic register entries atop the Monk. The tower looks much bigger than it actually is (about 30 meters) and apparently the climbing looks much better than it actually is.