After spending a rainy Monday in Kanab resting from our adventures, we moved 40 miles to the west to spend some time at Zion National Park. The park is located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert regions so it provides a lot of variety including mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, rivers, slot canyons and natural arches.
We took two hikes today – the Watchman trail and the Weeping Rock trail. The first four pictures are from Watchman trail. It was a beautiful hike up to the top of – you guessed it – a butte named the Watchman. The Weeping Rock was a short hike, but it was very different. There is a permanent spring that falls over the canyon walls that creates a very lush, rain forest kind of area (5th picture).
You can see that Don is prepared for the upcoming college football season with the Alabama shirt and the Ohio State hat. He said he cannot decide who is going to be number one, so he wore both (although all of us that know him, know he is going with the hat). The weather continued to be overcast most of the day, until the sun set at about 8:30. We were so excited to see the sun we ran out and took a picture right in the campground.