29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States
7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
ZION NATIONAL PARK
STOP #4 – Court of the Patriarchs
STOP #6 – The Grotto
We were anxious to see Weeping Rock (#7) since it has a variety of plant life growing where water seeps out of the rocks.
However, it was closed due to a recent landslide with large rocks. Oh well – on to #8.
STOP #8 – Big Bend
Very appropriately named, Big Bend (#8) is at a big bend in the road.
Very scenic, but kind of off by itself.
STOP #9 – Temple of Sinawava
And now, here are some miscellaneous photos we took during the day.
STOP #2 – The Museum
We stopped at the Museum on our way back only to find that it was closed.
I forgot to set my watch up from Pacific Time when we entered Utah,
so it was an hour later than we thought. Oh well!
Zion National Park Website: https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm
Learn more at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_National_Park
Our original plan was to just get oriented today and really explore the park tomorrow before driving to our next hotel and hour south of here. Since we saw everything we wanted to see at the park today, we decided that tomorrow, we would get up, check in early at the next hotel and go explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is only an hour south of that hotel. That would put us almost a day ahead of schedule and allow for a rest day. (And laundry!)
Hope you enjoyed our travels today. Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow!
Mileage Today: 252 Miles
Trip Total: 3,387 Miles
PROCEED TO DAY 15 – EAST ZION N.P., KANAB, UTAH AND THE GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM