Zoom to Zion

Posted on May 9, 2012 in Family, Travel

After waking up in Las Vegas and saying a quick goodbye to Phil the Dash Nash we were back in the Range zooming our way to Zion National Park.  Zion National Park is located in the remote areas of Utah not far from the Arizona border and it is basically a magnificent canyon that contains the highest sandstone peeks in the world.  It is pretty awe inspiring but you have to wonder as you travel through the huge canyon if you are going to get your head clobbered by a bolder.  When you look up 1000 feet or more at these huge peeks you can see huge pieces that have broken off and fallen into the valley below. Kevin and I kept sharp eyes all around us and we were prepared to duck and run for cover if we saw anything coming for us.  It was a beautiful place – another great day and some great photos.

The SandStone peeks at Zion are beautiful and are said to be the highest in the world.  We heard thunder and thought there would be storms today.

On the way we spotted this tree in the middle of the desert.  There were shoes hanging all over the tree and we had no idea what that meant.  Nice shoes too.

We hiked and hiked and hiked and hiked.  The Canyon is not huge but we kept seeing beautiful places that we wanted to get too.  Our feet are sore now.

Kevin wore the soles off his shoes and he kept slipping down the mountain because all the treads are gone.

By the end of the day we were beat.  Well, we will do it all again tomorrow when we head to Arches National Park. We should be in good shape by the end of this.