Sunday, March 20, 2011

Zion National Park

Mike and I went on an early anniversary trip to St. George. We stayed at a bed and breakfast, went to the St. George Temple, went to see Bill Cosby at Tuacahn, did some walking, and hiked a little in Zion National Park. I wish I were a better photographer, because the photos we took just don't capture what it was like.

We went to Zion Canyon first, the south central part of the park where most people go.

This resident was obviously used to company. (We didn't feed him anything -- he brought his own snack.)

We also visited Kolob Canyons, a lesser-known area in the northwest corner of the park. The elevation is higher and there was snow, but the roads were clear. A nice couple who might have been German offered to take our picture.

We went on a hiking trail that turned out to be a little more challenging than we'd thought, mostly because 90 percent of it was either slippery snow or squelchy, slippery mud. (I'm sure it's nicer later in the year.)

But at the end of the trail, on top of a ridge where the wind almost got my hat, we got a great view. The trail sign said that on a clear day, looking south like this, you can see the Kaibab plateau at the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

I'm glad there are still places like this to enjoy. And now I'm all excited for summer, when the trails closer to home will be clear enough to hike!


kelly said...

gorgeousa pictures Tamary. How fun! Happy Anniversary!

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary! All those beautiful pictures make me excited for our spring break next week. We are headed down to St. George as well. :)