Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 20, 2010
The drive to Zion National Park was very pretty. The red rock actually had ripples in it and looked like waves. We found out after entering the park that we were actually too wide to fit through the second tunnel which goes right through the rocks. They had to close the road down for 5-6 minutes to let us through the tunnel by ourselves as the two lanes were not wide enough for 2 cars to pass with our trailer being 8 feet wide.
We drove through the small town of Springdale and found a little campground. We were told at the visitor’s station it was easy to get around with your bikes so we biked up and did the Emerald Pool hike. It is just amazing how sheer the rocks are and you can actually see where gigantic pieces just feel out. Rock climbing is really popular here. I don’t think you would want to be a beginner with these rocks!
It was an easy hike with a lower, middle and upper pool, it felt really good to stretch those calves out! The ride home went quick as it was mostly downhill and followed the river which was nice.
We went back to the campground and made some dinner and then went for a drive to the end of the hwy and did a short hike at the temple of Sinawava. We also did a little evening walk around the shops….beautiful jewelry, but I was a good girl…darn it….
PS Rob, I think you and Michelle would really like it in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. There are lots of nice hikes, biking, camping and nice lodges. You could bike in Moab too which we plan on doing in the next week or 10 days.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - your adventure just gets better and better!! Pictures are beautiful.
    Love CA