Zion National Park — Day 3
Up at 6:30 am, out the door at 7:30, arrive at Zion just before 8 . . . and there’s parking available at the Visitor Center !!!
But Day 3 (Sunday) was really cold — low 40s. A park guide warned people going to The Narrows that the water was freezing from a recent snow melt.
We took the park shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to Zion Lodge. The plan was to hike to the Emerald Pools, but we stopped in the lodge, found out they were serving breakfast, and, well, the rest is history . . .
The Walk Up (click on a photo for a slideshow) . . .
The First Pool & the Walk Back (click on a photo for a slideshow) . . .
SAND BENCH TRAIL
We decided to take the Sand Bench Trail down canyon from Zion Park Lodge (stop #5) to the Court of the Patriarchs (stop #4).
The Sand Bench Trail is a horse trail . . .
The Sandy Bench Trail is also a very sandy trail. It was slow walking, but the scenery was . . .
Oh the Places You Have Gone.. Oh my! How stunning nature is.
Glad you are seeing such great sites.
Mary, this park was one of the best. Awesome experience. So glad we hiked so much, although aches plague me today. We did come across one fit young man hiking the other way who asked if the views changed at all back the way we came. Seems he was bored with all the glorious beauty. Yikes! Good laugh. We saw deer and canyon wren and chipmunks and squirrel and vistas beyond compare!