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Looking along the pathway with a 1,300 foot drop on the right in Angel's Landing - Zion National Park, UtahZion National Park





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Zion National Park has so many unbelievable hikes, it was difficult trying to pick which ones we had time to do in a week.  Linda and I took turns packing Tanis, and he was even able to do a complete one mile hike on his own.

We hit the park in July of 2002, not a likely time to be out on the trails due to the oppressive sun and baking heat.

After the first day of doing the Emerald Pools starting around 10:00 A.M., we decided in an hour of baking that we would be getting up nice and early to do hikes.  It was extremely hot and unforgiving.  Angle's Landing pathway zig-zagging up the cliff - Zion National Park, Utah

We packed 170 ml of water on every hike and was always empty by the time we finished.  I sweat at an unbelievable rate.  People have been known to be hit by my squirtying sweat at five feet away.  I can soak entire shirts, backpacks, ruin leather belts, shorts and socks.  I consider it "healthy and sexy."


Angel's Landing

Angel's Landing looking up from Scout's Landing - Zion National Park, Utah

Five Miles Round Trip

1488 Feet Elevation Gain

Never to do if afraid of heights. 




Taylor Creek Taylor Creek sandstone wall - Zion National Park, Utah

Five Miles Round Trip

450 Feet Elevation Gain




The Narrows The Narrows - Zion National Park, Utah

16 Miles One Way

Get rental aqua shoes in Springdale.

And a walking stick.



Emerald Pools Linda, Tanis and Jody ODonnell at the Emerald Pools - Zion National Park, Utah

Four Miles Round Trip





Temple of Sinawava Tanis ODonnell at the Temple of Sinawava - Zion National Park, Utah

Splashing Around In a Pool




Weeping Rock Weeping Rock - Zion National Park, Utah

One Mile Round Trip

98 Feet Elevation Gain

Tanis' first hike walking it on his own.

Daddy so proud.

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