Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zion Marathon

The Watchman at Sunset

Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon

Last spring we left Zion National Park wanting more so we booked another trip the day we returned. This time we had fall colors on our minds and was not disappointed.

The colors in Zion were just starting but we found what we were looking for in Kolob Canyon on the Taylor Creek Trail.

This view from Observation Point in Zion required a high price. It is 5 miles up and up and up. It was countless switchbacks that looked steeper at every turn. I can truly say this for me was a once in a lifetime view because I ain't goin' back. My feet complained the entire 5 miles back. I would go back as far as Echo Canyon. That was so beautiful and worth every step plus a great place to stop for lunch.

More fall colors in Taylor Creek

JH enjoying the narrows of Echo Canyon

The sky was threatening but never rained on the parade of color in Taylor Creek.

We have a tradition of hanging our feet off the cliff of a conquered trail.

Thanks to TH we got to see our first ever Tarantula on Sand Bench trail.

In total we hiked 26 miles.

By damn that is a MARATHON!!!!!

Does it count if it takes 4 days to do it?


Kate said...

26 miles?? Yikes! I haven't hiked since our last FAC. You're gonna kick my ass.... :))

KC said...

I did mention that it took 4 days and I can't seem to move out of this chair since.

Wunx~ said...

26 miles!

You the Woman!!!

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