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... of Zion Valley.
It took about 30 minutes to get to the trail head. Once there we started the hike to Observation Point. The trail gains altitude pretty quickly with a long series of switchbacks and this part of the trail was completely shaded, so that was nice. We were enjoying the great views all around, from Weeping Rock, to the view across the valley to Angel's Landing, to the numerous colors of rock ...
... But when the boy asked for verification if he said Tim, the man said “No, Kim.” At this point, I could no longer keep my cool and was dying on the inside. The old man then seemed confused because of his futile first three attempts, and so he asked, “Is it an American or Chinese name?” We eventually found out that the boy’s name was Charles/Chuckie and then the old couple prematurely left the shuttle bus, ...
... sections of the hike was "Wall Street". A very steep, narrow switchback up to the top but it was worth it. Another favorite but more comical part was the guy on the trail carrying a bottle of water in one hand and a box of granola bars in the other. Don't know why that cracked me up! I know I over plan but a little backpack would have been appropriate . We spent a little more time in the park and stopped at several overlooks and the general store for a quick sandwich. We ...
... we had absolutely torrential rain, thunder and lightning, so we spent most of Saturday in a very nice coffee shop and then went to the movies (Cedar City is in a civilized part of Utah!).
Sunday was our day for moving on, heading further south to Saint George, so we stopped off at Black Rocks for a bit of climbing on volcanic basalt that was very....black!
... uphill hike. The trail levels out somewhat and gave us a bit of a break. We needed it because coming up next was Walter's Wiggles which is a series of steep switchbacks. 21 switchbacks to be exact! Just when I wondered if we would ever reach Scout Lookout, I smelled something. I looked at Tommy and said, "Ew, It smells likes poo". When I looked up, I saw the restroom. We had arrived. Once we were upwind of the restroom, it was much better.
Scout Lookout gave us a ...
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