Saturday, September 13, 2014

Zion Day 1

September 13, 2014

Zion National Park was about 160 miles from Page, AZ.  It's claim to fame is the towering sand stone peaks rising thousands of feet above the canyon floor.  We arrived on Saturday.  So did thousands of others. There were no parking spaces anywhere.  The Bultman's car and the Quist's car got separated by about a mile.  We finally caught up to each other at the visitors center.  In  order to travel along the canyon, we needed to board a shuttle bus.  This is a great system.  It stops at various trail heads  and runs about every 15 minutes.

We took the Kayenta Trail for two miles.  It is considered a moderate trail and is paved for many sections of it.  We saw this waterfall along the way.

The trail ran under the falls.

Some interesting fruit on the cacti off the trail.
    As to towering cliffs:


Patterns in Stone.
Then back on the shuttle, in the car, and off to our Airbnb rented house in Hurricane - 20 miles away.  This is another great find.  Three bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen.  Life is good.  So far on this trip we have gone out for evening dinner only three times in 2 weeks..  Lunches are PB&J, veggies, and fruit.  Breakfasts have always been prepared in our units also. 

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