Day 2: Hoover Dam Half Marathon
Day 3: Best Friends: tour/orientation/dogs
Day 4: Best Friends: cats
Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park
Next up, Zion National Park. First impressions...gorgeous (obviously) and amazing how different it looked compared to Bryce! They've been doing a lot of road construction in Zion so we got a little bit delayed heading into the park, but nothing major. The two hikes I had my eye on were Angel's Landing and The Narrows. I knew we wouldn't do much of the Narrows, but I wanted to at least do a little bit of it. Since it would involve wading in the water, we started with Angel's Landing.
On the way back, despite walking very very slowly on top of wet, slippery rocks, I finally took my tumble into the water. Somehow I saved the precious camera with my 1,000 pictures on it and it didn't plunge into the water like the rest of me! I should've prepared much better like packing something to protect the camera from the water! But, I didn't, I was just enjoying the moment. At least it made it memorable.
Knowing we'd get wet, we saved this little adventure for the last of the day. We eventually made it back to the car, changed out wet socks and shoes (and pants and everything else for me!) and headed back to Kanab. Exciting, tiring day. Overall conclusions - very glad we went to both Bryce and Zion. Bryce had spectacular scenary. Zion did as well, but not quite as unique, but the hiking was more exciting at Zion!