|Park City, UT|
We headed south to check out Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park and Zion National Park.
Get ready for some picture overload...I think the pictures do a better job of showcasing the trip than I ever could.
Bryce Canyon National Park
After BCNP we headed off to Kodachrome for the night. What a spectacular place! We had a campsite in the back of the park that backed right up to the cliffs without another camper in site.
|Coincidentally, it was a full moon that night|
|The colors around here are crazy!|
|Red Rock Canyon on the way to Zion|
|Tight squeeze in some spots|
We hiked all kinds of trails in the 90 degree heat averaging 6+ miles/day. Quite the physical workout, I think I even may have lost a little weight on this trip, not to mention the serious toning up of my legs!
|A little oasis in the desert|
|We had some pretty intense hikes|
|And some very serene moments too|
But the Grand Daddy of hikes, the reason we came to Zion, was to do the infamous Angel's Landing hike. I was a tad nervous after hearing some of the stories of people falling to their deaths but sucked it up and gave it a go. I'm so glad we did this hike, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in every way!
|Angel's Landing in the background...sure looks a lot smaller in the pictures!|
|The narrow trail out to the Landing|
|Psyching myself up|
|Aaron had a 'no using the chains' competition with himself,|
thankfully he's half monkey and came out victorious...
and still alive
|I, on the other hand, am not an idiot and used the chains|
|WE MADE IT TO THE TOP! Now to make it back down...|
(Did I not warn you about the photo overload? I hope you survived it!)
Man, this trip was one for the books! If you ever get to this area I highly suggest you check out the sights.
And don't worry, while I was out galavanting (again), Ron was at home (working and) tinkering on the boat...which now happens to be IN the water! Looking forward to our first weekend back on HB in T minus 3 days! Yahooo!