Okay, I said that first title using my best Jack Nickolson impersonation…
This gorgeous couple were on the way into Zion’s National Park on the “Checkerboard Rock” formation…
We really lucked out being there at the right time!
We parked our car at the Visitor’s Center and took the shuttle into the main park. It’s closed to private vehicles now days.
We continued on the shuttle until we got to the last stop.
We disembarked and proceeded to the “Narrows” trail. I use that term loosely as it
really means, “Meander your way up the 1.1 mile sidewalk, then prepare to get wet as the trail continues following the Virgin River up the slot canyon!”
There is no way to follow this canyon without getting your feet (and in some cases lots of other parts of yourself) wet!
My son ended up taking his camera for a swim. :-(
We hiked at least another mile up the Narrows. We saw these gorgeous Desert Draperies along the weeping rocks.
The Canyon is made up of Navajo sandstone that absorbs rainwater, which allows it to “seep” out of the rocks like tears.
Along the trail you can find hanging “gardens” that feature plants like ferns that are usually seen in wet, humid climates.
On the return trip, we ran into a traffic jam Zion’s style! Talk about traveling against traffic…
If you have the opportunity to hike the Narrows, make sure you take a walking stick! It made a huge difference!
And just because he was so handsome, another shot of the Big Horn Sheep at the entrance!
Followed by the Gentleman (or Woman, I’m no birding expert!) we saw on the trip out of the park, a Golden Eagle!I hope you enjoyed your journey with me again! Thanks
for stopping by…