A Hike Upwards
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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What I did
The Watchman Trail
We waited until about ten to take a hike on the Watchman Trail, which leads to an overlook that we can see right out of our door. It's listed as a moderate hike, and I would agree. There are lots of drop off, but if you're careful in these areas, there's really no danger. Not much steep stuff along the way, but angled enough to give us a good workout. The phone said we hiked 4.02 miles and burned about 650 calories. It's a good thing I had an extra slice of PB and J toast! Incidentally, with no electric, there's no toaster. But, I tried my trusty new one that sits atop a burner on the stove. In reality, it did a much better job than the one we got from Costco
There were quite a few folks on the trail, to include a fellow playing a Native American Flute at several intervals along the way. The sound and the scene was great.
I finally got yesterday's photos edited and have upload them, along with today's onto http://flicker.com/photos/ralphieboyo. I believe that that is now a "live" link. Does it work for you??
We got back just in time to have our lunch. I tried a new sandwich today. It's a variation of the PB and pickle one, but substituting pickled jalapeņos for the dill pickles. Wow! What a treat! The heat of the jalapeņos is absorbed by the PB just enough to make it a delightful, culinary experience. Plus...it tastes good to. :o)
We're just hanging around now with our 12V. fan oscillating away and keeping us comfortable in the eighty degree heat.
Zion is a powerful experience and one I will remember for a long time. It's busy, that's true, but the scenes that unfold as you walk and look, make the people a secondary problem. Come see it. It's worth the long day's drive.
We're off tomorrow to a small town called Beaver, UT. Here we'll do laundry and re-stock for our last week on the road. Don't get me started about coming home... You that really know me know what I mean.
Till tomorrow, from Minerville Lake State Park, UT...