Zion National Park 2011

View from Angels Landing

Zion is magical.  If you have ever wanted to go to a National Park…put Zion on your list.  You won’t be disappointed by the views, the enormity of the sheer cliffs or the grandness of the canyon itself.

Down below you can see the Virgin River

The Narrows~!

Hiking the Narrows means hiking in the river for most of the time...boots and all

The Narrows is a 14 mile hike, 60% being ‘in-water’ hiking.  Through the canyon, surounded by sheer, brilliant red, sandstone walls of 200o ft high.  The Virgin River is cool, clear, rocky and at times, chest deep!

Loved these

Sunset from our campsite

The hike up to the Subway

Inside the Subway channel

The ‘Subway’ is a back country hike where they warn hikers over and over “don’t forget where you’re going to come back up the canyon wall, hikers get lost all of the time. Take lots of water.  Don’t jump over rocks, that’s how legs get broken.  Do you know where you’re going?”  We were a little over-prepared for this hike, but that doesn’t matter now.  It was a fantastic treat to see what the Subway was all about.  The invigorating rush of cold water had us screaming as we jumped and swam from pool to pool until we made it to the waterfall.  A special place indeed!

He and I were sharing a rock in the middle of the river

 

 

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About haileerustad

I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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5 Responses to Zion National Park 2011

  1. amazing place, i just want to be there NOW!

  2. Camping is the greatest! MAN I wish we still had some more summer left.

    Great post! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Great photos! Zion is awesome.

  4. Joan Rustad-Huisman says:

    I’m sighing in jealousy and wonder and awe and grateful you have the opportunity to take it all in on this amazing trip through the Colorado fall colors. You mental pictures when you leave will give you continued inspiration……..thank you for sharing with us…..love you Joan

  5. Orel Engel says:

    That is sick!! That’s on my to do list!

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