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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Today we spent the day hiking in Zion. This is a very unique place, it's an incredibly beautiful park  but you can only drive through part of it. Zion has a free shuttle service that takes you where you can't drive. The shuttle service runs in both directions every seven minutes and takes you to all the trail heads in the park.We drove in and parked at the museum and spent the rest of the day hiking and riding the shuttle.

The trails here are really fun, we took two easy hikes, the River Walk and the Weeping Rock Trail. The Weeping Rock trail leads to a series of cliff side springs above an overhang, the water drops in droplets that just glisten in the sun. We than took the Emerald pools Trail, that was a moderately difficult trail and leads to a series of three small waterfalls, the water seeps through the canyon ceiling, and falls down through the rock, you walk right through the mist, the walls of the canyon are hanging gardens of moss and flowers. The last pool has a white sand beach and towering cliffs rising above it, it's just breathtaking. We also took the Canyon Overlook Trail, another moderately difficult trail with a very steep incline, and a very high and narrow path, it lead to a beautiful lookout over lower Zion Canyon.This is one of the most beautiful National Parks we have ever been in, I sure hope that you enjoy our pictures.

Zion National Park

 Zion National Park

 Zion National Park

Emerald Pools Trail
Richard needing an asthma break

Emerald Pools Trail
Canyon Overlook Trail
Canyon Overlook Trail
Pa'rus Trail