Enticements for the eye, a map to my Zion adventures
Red rocks smiling, 4/8/07
Chasing lizards, hiking Angel's Landing & part of the West Rim Trail, 4/9/07
A deer surprise, from Court of the Patriarch's back to the edge of the park, 4/10/07
If you're curious about where I was hiking, take a look at this Zion Canyon map.
From the National Park Service's frequently asked questions about Zion's hiking trails, "Walters Wiggles was resurfaced with 88 cubic yards of concrete, and the concrete for this job was hauled onto the site by helicopter. This took 258 flights. WHEW!".
Red rocks smiling...
Walking, feet moving over and over and over... Eyes seeking interesting sights, a moving river, red rocks, sand, narrow trails, tiny new flowers, bugs, birds... A dark tunnel with occasional windows overlooking the valley, dark, dark, light, visions of Zion, quickly turning dark once more.
Layers of rock, different colors jumping out of each layer. Flat trails, steep trails, narrow trails with steep drop-offs.
Early morning gray skies changing, clouds moving, blue skies emerging, highlighting red rocks. Cool morning air warming through the afternoon, evening winds sometimes bringing scattered raindrops. Wind, skies darkening, time to wonder what tomorrow will bring...