Zion National Park is one ginormous canyon with multi-colored cliffs reaching 3,000 feet. As we drive through the park, our faces are cranked skyward and our necks are sore after hours of looking “up”. Sheer cliffs with crazy rock climbers (look closely at the picture below—see the climbers?) and hikes that are carved into the rocky mountainside. If you do not have a fear of heights, you will be afraid on some of these trails—narrow paths with loose sand and pebbles—sheer side up and sheer cliff down. We may complete some of the moderate hikes, but the serious stuff we are leaving alone.
This time of year the Virgin River is full and has some energy behind the rapids. Many of the trails parallel the river and you are able to enjoy the sounds of rushing water. In fact, our campground is on the river and our site overlooks the water. The location is good and bad. In January, after 10 days and nights of heavy rain, the river flooded and the RV Resort was emergency evacuated at 2 a.m. in morning. Hopefully, this is something we can avoid.
We are here until March 8. With the exception of a couple of days, the weather looks warm and sunny. Things are looking…..UP!