Monday, April 30, 2012

A-Z Challenge: Z is for...

ZION National Park.  We are a big outdoor family and love to go hiking in beautiful places.  One very nice benefit to living where we do is that we are in close driving proximity to the the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park is the closest of all three. 

We go to Zion fairly often and love the hiking tails that range from super easy, to "omigosh I can't believe I did that hike, lets go buy a shirt that says I did it!" (see Angel's Landing photos below). 

It was the first National Park and outing that we took Austin to when he was three weeks old.  We needed to get out of the house, but it was cold and flu season so we did not want to go somewhere that we would be indoors in contact with a lot of people so we hiked the Temple of Sinawava "river walk" trail.

One year for Dustin's birthday we hiked Angel's Landing, probably the toughest, and definitely the scariest hike I have ever done. 
Angels Landing from down below.

At Scouts Landing looking up towards the back of Angel's Landing.

Almost to the top, it's a straight drop off on either side of the ridge.

Looking down from the top, the trail is along the top of the ridge that you see on the left.
Looking down on the trail below.


  1. Wow! What a breathtakingly beautiful spot! I've never been to the desert; that's the desert right?

    Everything here where I live is green,especially the weeds :0

    Enjoyed meeting you during this challenge Sarah! Looking forward to staying in touch thru our blogs.

    1. Yes, it is the desert. It is amazing there, you should try to visit someday! I also enjoyed reading your blog during the challenge and will continue to follow you!

  2. Holy cow Sarah! Did you do Angel's Landing with Austin? I couldn't get my husband to do it without Maggie. That's awesome, I wanted to do that hike so bad when we lived in Nevada.

    1. No, no, no, no... I would NOT take a child up there, it would scare the crap out of me! We did the hike maybe two years before Austin was born. I forgot to mention in the post, but since we live locally they put it in our news that one or two people ususally fall from that hike per year and die.

  3. Looks like an amazing hike! So beautiful! You are very lucky to live where you can do that kind of hike whenever you want.

  4. Wow what gorgeous photos! Your so lucky to live do close to such beauty!


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