Thursday, April 27, 2006

7:30AM - Emerald Pools Trail.
We caught the Zion Shuttle at the Visitor's Center, heading up canyon to Zion Lodge. Across the road from the Lodge is the trailhead to Lower Emerald Pool.

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Zion Lodge and its resident turkey.



This is a cool morning, and although it is short pants weather, a sweatshirt is necessary for comfort. The entrance to the trail crosses a bridge over the North Fork Virgin River. The trail is paved, and gently rises during an easy 30 minute walk.

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Looking upstream from bridge over Virgin River.



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View from Lower Emerald Pool Trail.



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Lower Emerald Pool.



9AM - Shuttling to Zion Human History Museum.
While waiting for the down canyon shuttle to arrive, we looked around Zion Lodge. Especially at the breakfast buffet which looked OK, for only $8.95.

The main feature at the Museum, is a 20 minute film with spectacular views of Zion. Shots while flying over remote areas of Zion are fantastic.

11AM - Walking on the Pa'rus Trail.
We love the Pa'rus Trail, not only because it is paved and is easy for bicycling, but because it has wonderful views. Views and colors change depending on time of day.

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Flower view from Pa'rus Trail.



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Looking north from Pa'rus Trail.



3:30PM - Petroglyphs near our Camp.
Nobody is able to remember the reader who emailed about the petroglyphs across the road from our Camp. Whoever you are, we thank you sooooooo much!

Little Mavicito and George went searching for the petroglyphs. The reader wrote to us saying that there was a trail across the road, that led to these petroglyphs. We had only been searching about 15 minutes, when we found the trail. Wow!

It is amazing to think that some ancient person stood in this exact spot hundreds of years ago, and carved these pics into the stone.

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South Gate petroglyphs across from South Campground.



5PM - Before The Shuttle.
We were walking around the Zion Visitor's Center, and found this amazing poster. Wow!

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Before The Shuttle.




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