Tag Archives: Zion National Park

Making a Point of Observation

After just a day’s rest from hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park this past May, we headed up the Observation Point Trail. It had been a chilly, wet spring , and it seemed everyone was in the park, so … Continue reading

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Life Elevated

Though we’d squeezed a few hikes into the few nice days we had at the Grand Canyon, we were eager to be outside, to feel the hard earth beneath our feet. For that, few places offer as many options as … Continue reading

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Emerald Pools

With crowds flocking to the national parks like never before — maybe the result of Ken Burns’ PBS special or maybe a sign of tightened belts for vacationing, who knows? — it’s been harder to find the solitude we crave … Continue reading

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The Canyon Hides…

…many more canyons, one appropriately called Hidden Canyon. This was a new hike for us at Zion NP, and we weren’t disappointed. Like Angels Landing, the Hidden Canyon trail is also considered strenuous, with “long drop offs” and “not for … Continue reading

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Where Angels Land

If you don’t know about Angels Landing at Zion National Park, here’s the description from one of the hiking guides: “Angels Landing is a destination for those of strong body and nerve — some might even say faith. To get … Continue reading

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Weeping Walls and Flying Monkeys

Last post I wrote that when travelling it’s good to let go of your expectations because you never know what’s around the next bend — easier said than done when you’ve been someplace before and have such great memories. In … Continue reading

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