Friday, April 4, 2008

Zion National Park

As promised, here are the pictures from Zion National Park, St. George-ish, UT. Jaron and I had SO much fun! We were there for 1 1/2 days, were rode our bikes and hiked and rock climbed a trail (it was intense). We planned to hike Angel's Landing, Weeping Rock and Lower Emerald Pool, I knew I wasn't going to last the whole day so we started with the hardest, Angel's Landing.

WOW! Where to being, the hike to get to the top did me in, I'm SO out of shape. Since neither of us had ever been there before we didn't know that we had made it, so we kept on hiking up the mountain. I wanted to turn back several times, I finally got my way when we asked a ranger how much further to Angel's Landing and he said a mile the OTHER direction. Down was SO much easier. The mouth to Angel's Landing is cool, you can see the chains bolted into the mountain just in case you fall; however, you can't see the end. It was SO worth it: climbing on the edge of a drop off, the slow kids, the stupid bottle-necks of people coming and going and the terrible photographers were all worth going through to get to the top.

We didn't get to Weeping Rock because I pansied out after the Emerald Pools, they were really good though. A real easy 2 mile round trip walk to three water falls and 'emerald' green rocks from the algae, hence the name Emerald Pools.

1 comment:

ba and the boys said...

woo hoo! i found you on the net! now be sure to keep updating because i will check back!