Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet you in Zion

There are few things I love in life more than camping, hiking, planning, and picture taking. That's what my weekend proved.

Step 1: make the drive to Zion National Park

Step 2: find a camping spot

Step 3: find a map of the park and let the adventures begin.

Panda and Teddy you would have loved all of the wildlife. Ie; stinkbug
My chipmunk friend named Alvie

Mr. Fuzzy caterpillar (seconds before I let him fall to the ground, oops)

If you've never been to Zion's before, my favorite hike there is Angel's Landing. Luckily we finished the hike with about 20 minutes of daylight left, and the rain was just a light sprinkle when we were on top. It could have been really bad if it rained more while we were hiking the narrow cliff to the top. You basically hold on to a chain and pray that you aren't clumsy enough to trip/slip. So much fun.

This picture is almost at the top, where the chain part begins.

Once we made it to the top... before my hair started standing on end from the soon to be lightening storm

On top of the world

If you look at the larger file of this photo you can see that there's a double rainbow, not just the one! This is on top of Angels landing as well.

The next morning we hiked the Narrows, which I wasn't able to do the last time I came. It was an adventure, that's for sure! I knew that a lot of the hike involved wading in the water (Teddy and Becca did you just think of that choir song I used to sing?), but I didn't realize that ALL of the hike was trudging through at least 1 foot deep of harsh current. And some of it involved me swimming with backpack overhead. Definitely a fun experience.

It sprinkled a couple times during the day, this is one of the water run offs. Good thing there wasn't a flash flood!

The virgin river... trying not to drop our camera's and phones in the water

The water was FREEZING. And the walls of the narrows were so high that the sun barely ever made an appearance.

Such a fun weekend! All the things I love crammed into two days.


Jacie Saltzman said...

what the hell.

Marci said...

I definitely thought of that song. Wade in the water, wade in the water children, wade in the water, God's gunna trouble the water. Oh Wills, I miss you!

Becca said...

hahah yes I thought of that song. so funny... I love camping! Remember when we went and teddy and I stuck our heads out the window the entire drive home? And Ben was shaking trying to make a fire? haha

Tyler + Zahara said...

holy crap! this kinda freaks me out, what if there was a flood! ha well glad you made it home safe to blog. The pictures are gorgeous!