Sunday, September 8, 2013

Zion--Day 4

Angel's Landing from the valley floor.
On our fourth day in Zion National Park, Jean and I went on one of our favorite hikes--up to the top of Angel's Landing. This hike is one of the hikes that first had us fall in love with Zion NP. It's relatively short, but is essentially straight up. At one point, you're just walking up a giant zig-zag to ascend quickly up these man-made switch-backs, and then at another point, you're clinging to chains embedded in the rock to prevent you from being flung off of the 1500ft cliff wall. It's awesome. Read more...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Zion--Day 3

Day Three started with some breakfast--always a good way to start the day, followed by a short hike up to Canyon Overlook. Canyon Overlook trail overlooks the canyon. Crazy, huh? We looked over the canyon and then took the bikes out for a spin… See more...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Zion--Day 2

After we got settled in to Springdale, it was time to start planning the assault. Mike and Jo were visiting from Arizona too, so we had decided on hiking up Hidden Canyon and then after lunch, heading over to the other side of the park to check out Kolob Canyon.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Zion--Day 1

Way back in May, Jean and I went on vacation to one of our favorite spots--Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah. It seems so long ago, and, I guess, it was kind of. I'm usually a little bit better about going through my photos, but when I got back from this trip I was working, working, working, and if I wasn't working, I was working on lecture and presentation material for a summer class. Read More...