Thursday, April 24, 2008

Zion National Park

DAY 1:
Our 2nd camping trip in as many weeks has taken us to a beautiful place in Utah. We left on Saturday morning for Henderson, NV. to visit with the family for Passover. It was very nice, even though we were only there for less than 24 hours. On Sunday morning, we made it to Zion National Park in a few short hours, set up camp, and biked over to the Visitor's Center to plan our adventures for the next two days. We woke up the next morning, packed some lunches, hopped onto one of the park shuttles, & headed up to "Weeping Rock Trail." After some gorgeous views, and dripping water down our shirts (from the weeping rock), we hiked back down to the shuttle stop. I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled about taking the shuttle all through the park, but it's a great idea and the longest we waited for a shuttle was about 4 minutes, which is wonderful if you're traveling with an impatient 3 year old!

We got back on the shuttle and ended up at the The Temple of Sinawava stop. Here is where the hike to the Narrows begins. Unfortunately, the Narrows portion of the hike was closed due to high waters (the water temp was 45 degrees!). Before we knew it, Shayna was getting tired and we eventually took turns hiking with a 35 pound kid on our shoulders! Oy Vey! We headed back to camp, via the shuttle, and stopped at the Visitor Center's bathrooms. In the midst of taking turns watching Shayna, "Allie" the Alligator (Shayna's most FAVORITE plastic friend in the world) was somehow misplaced. OMG... water works for hours, as we scoured the camp for her bestest buddy. He was no where to be found and a visit to the Center's "lost and found" was going to be the first order of business the next morning... at 8 am... right when it opens! Stay tuned...


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