From Bryce, we headed to Zion, where we intended to set up camp again. However, we underestimated the popularity of that park on a holiday week (yep – wasn’t even the weekend, and there were races to get to campsites that people were vacating). So, we headed into town to find a private camp ground, of which all were also full. Rather than head home, we finally landed at a really nice hotel right outside the park. It wasn’t quite camping prices, but it was really, really nice, so we’ll just remember that part of it.
Here’s some pictures and associated captions for the first evening and following day of hiking in Zion:
All in all, a great day. Mommy and Daddy were stoked on hiking, and Selah is just happy if she gets a cookie at the end of anything, so she was golden. Oh, and we might have had a little ice cream after the shuttle ride back as well ;). After a 4-miler carrying a toddler, we earned it!
Zion was beautiful. You can’t quite capture it on film (without a panoramic or fish eye lens that can really gather everything around you, at least), but the views are amazing. And it was a slightly better park that Bryce to go hiking with the little ones, and Selah did like the shuttle ride through the park OK. In fact, this is one place we’d like to return. Well, on a non-holiday weekend and maybe with camping reservations, that is…although…I can’t lie…the warm shower and bed after the hike was awfully nice. 😉