Zion Part 3: Observation Point

The thing about an 8-mile hike (roundtrip) where you will be gaining 2100 feet of elevation on the climb, and then of course descending 2100 feet on the return (which is the more painful part!)…on a day when the temperature will climb into the 90s…the thing about this kind of a hike is…

…you have to start when it is dark. 

That’s a mountain and the moon, in case you can’t tell.

Nonetheless, here we go!

Umm…I think the elevation is starting to make me crazy.  Or perhaps my sister didn’t tell me she was taking a picture?  🙂

Frequent breaks, as well as a few extended sit-and-eat-something breaks, made the trip easier.

The last part of the trail was mostly flat, on top of the plateau, with lots of brush and flowers.

And suddenly, there it is!  Zion Canyon, as seen from Observation Point.

These tiny little squirrels were SO friendly!  We could almost touch them!

Proof!  🙂

In case it’s not obvious, we are hugging the wind. 

Eight miles, done!  Time for a shower, maybe some pool time, and dinner at an air conditioned restaurant!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 16:30:40

    LIKE!!!!!!
    thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  2. Trackback: Zion Part 4: Angels’ Landing and Emerald Pool « Dawn’s Place

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