Around Here (Zion National Park)

August 21, 2015


This past weekend we went to Zion National Park to play with some of my family.

Utah is crazy gorgeous, I had no idea.

I mean, wow. Driving out of Colorado we stopped in Palisade and bought a case of fresh, juicy, delicious peaches… along with a bunch of peach pastries from a little local bakery. We were in awe as we watched the landscape change around every bend all throughout Utah. Wow.

Once we got to Zion we stayed at the Majestic View Lodge, which had stunning views of the park and a perfectly cool pool for swimming (10 hours in a car with no A/C will burn you out a bit). I had family in from Washington DC, Seattle, and Hawaii, and it was so much fun to have everyone together for some adventuring.

We went canyoneering as a group, lowering ourselves down steep crevices inside the rocks. We also went “stemming” and “elevatoring” through some really narrow passages. So. Much. Fun. We hiked the Narrows, which was refreshing and gorgeous. We camped one night under the stars, catching the tail end of the meteor shower that had been going on all well. I ooooohed and aaaaahed at the clear milky way, because stargazing is one of my favorite things.

I will definitely be visiting Zion and parts of Utah again. Holy beautiful!

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