May 05, 2011

Zion National Park

Between Winter and Spring Semesters Paul and I decided to take a quick trip to Zion.

The first night we got there we just had to hope that we could find a campsite, since the only place we could reserve was an extra hour long drive. Luckily for us, on the second time we checked, someone had cancelled their reservation on Zion's Watchman Campground.

It was so windy our tent almost blew away. We had to lift it back onto the tarp a couple times before we got the stakes in.

Paul really wanted to have 'Hobo Dinners' while we were there...this is the result.

Yes we did eat it. Surprisingly, it didn't taste that bad if you avoided the charred remains.

These deathly switchbacks were on the way up to Angel's Landing.
Climbing up the side of Angel's Landing.

The path up to Angel's Landing, so called because a minister said that only an angel could reach the top.


Chilling at the top.
At the top of the climb we had lunch. There were a lot of chipmunks up there, and despite all the signs saying to not feed the animals, it was pretty apparent that they had been and were not at all afraid of humans. Paul finished his apple and put the core on the ground by his feet. A chipmunk came up and started nibbling on it. Then it picked up the whole thing that was about half the size of its body and jumped off the cliff edge.

My Favorite: Switchbacks

This is my last picture with my BYU Lacrosse hat. I didn't want my neck to be burned, so I was wearing it backwards. We were going on some switchbacks when a random gust of wind (that lasted approximately 2 seconds) blew my hat off my head and over the edge of the cliff without even touching the ground. We ran back down to below to find it on the switchbacks but it was GONE!!!! We never saw the hat again. 

How I feel without my hat

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  1. Angel's Landing hike is a killer! I love Zion's and all of the other parks in Utah although we have some pretty cool parks up here in Oregon too! We miss you guys and I'm sorry to about your hat haha!

  2. Looks like fun and so beautiful! Hope all is well with you guys! xxx

  3. What fun adventure-ers you are! You got me reminiscing some fun camping trips pre-kids. romantic and simple and fun those days were ;)

    So sorry about the hat:( Guess Paul has an easy Mother's day gift he can grab to make your day!!!