Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 1 ZIONS National Park

Well we planned a fun family trip to see some of the National Parks that are in Utah, and we got 3 in our little trip, which was very exciting. We still have several more that we plan on seeing, but thought we should take advantage of the beauty of our state. We did quite a few hikes through Zions, none of the really crazy ones, but family friendly ones. Our favorite spot was the Weeping Rock. The weather was really cool and kinda overcast, but by the time we got there, the sun had come out and made for some great photos, which I was happy about. There is such a difference when the blue sky makes the red in the rocks really pop out, it's just gorgeous. Luckily a nice woman offered to take our family photo, and I love how it turned out, so I was grateful for that. We took the shuttle to each stop and were able to see alot. We also did the 1.1 mile inner tunnel drive, which the kids thought was pretty cool... just don't look over the side of the cliff on the drive up... I couldn't believe how many out of country visitors there were visiting the parks, so it makes me more excited to know that we got the opportunity to see such beautiful scenery...

Welcome to Zions
Our Family on a hike to Emerald Pools:
Austin & Sydney at Weeping Rock:

Views from Weeping Rock:
Cool Angle looking out from Weeping Rock: Taken while we waited to drive through the tunnel:
Taken while we were driving, love the depth in the rocks:
On the Hike to the Temple of Sinawava:
the 3 Patriarchs:

1 comment:

Leah said...

One of my favorite places!