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... was a pleasant way to spend 45 minutes.
So now it's on to Zion! It was a pleasant drive as we watched the scenery change over the miles. The temperature was changing too. Gone were the 70 degree daytime temps at Bryce. The curves and switchbacks along Hwy. 9 were a fun drive, although it does make it hard for the driver to enjoy the scenery. We approached the east entrance and stopped to pay our fee. I asked the ranger if Canyon Overlook trail was ...
... as possible so that I could make the drive to Kanab and try my luck at winning the lottery once again for a permit to hike The Wave. Even though I was under a time restriction this morning, I still managed to stop long enough on the side of the road to marvel at the breathtaking sunrise over the mountains this morning.
When I finally pulled in to the visitor center in the town of Kanab an hour and a half later, my heart sank at the number of cars that were ...
... more time would have stopped - next time.
I wasn't really prepared for how beautiful Zion is - I've seen pictures but in person, it was breathtaking and strange - giant red rocky mountains. It really looked like a different planet. Zion has a great free shuttle bus, which you hop on and it tells you about the landscape, dropping you off at different stops if you want to go off and explore/hike. We took it all the way to the end - Temple of Sinawava and did ...
... The rest of us totally wimped out and
refused to try. My arms and hands are so sore I could barely hold
the pen to pay at the end. We headed to one of the few restaurants
that were open here in Morman Utah on a Sunday and had teriyaki beef
and shrimp with actual veggies and brown rice to fuel us up (real ice
cubes and air conditioning too!!) An hour back to Zion through
gorgeous southern Utah skies and mountains, but the heat here is now
... getting weary of national parks. But after stretching their legs, and getting a little water in them, they started getting into climbing the rocks. If you stayed in the shade, it really wasn’t too bad.
We spent about an hour hiking all around this area, Mark snapping many pictures, Josie and Mac practicing their climbing. This park is very beautiful, with dramatic scenery, but was getting more and ...