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Zion National Park (September 21)

Time for another short recap!

After Memory Trends was over, JK and I got a rental car and drove to Utah to camp in Zion National Park. Since we’re us (ahem), we didn’t get out of Vegas until after 4 pm, so by the time we reached Zion it was already dark. We pitched the tent (aargh, I can’t even say those words now without them sounding dirty) by flashlight and just went to sleep, having no idea what the campground looked like. When we got up the next morning, the view literally left me speechless. The only thing I could do was sit and stare at the canyons and have one of those “I love this country”-moments.

Our campground in Zion I don't remember where this was...

JK making black bean burgers for breakfast, speech-stealing canyon in the background.

How beautiful if nothing more

Zion really does deserves its name.

Whee!

Since we only had a couple of hours before driving on (laaame), we chose a short hike to the three Emerald Pools. Very easy hike but also very hot for vikings like us. Phew!

Vesla & Gapo

Emerald Pools Yes, I loved this place :)

The third pool

I am in the process of talking JK into taking a long vacation to Utah and Arizona next year so we can go on some longer hikes and explore more of the National Parks in the area.

The second pool

The Virgin River Colours JK

Me

The tunnel out of Zion. We kept driving a few hours south until we hit the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Yes yes, more about that in the next entry.

Checkerboard Mesa Bumpy Home of the Ho-Made Pies

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4 Comments

  • Reply Ann(i)e November 5, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    gorgeous photos!! looks like fantastic fun!!!

  • Reply ania November 5, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Så gøy!! :D

  • Reply Lisa O November 5, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Visst blir bergen som en film kuliss ibland, man tror knappt att det är sant! Fantastiska bilder!

  • Reply Camilla Gjerde November 8, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Bildet med teksten “Zion really does deserves its name.” er bare WOW! Hvilken linse har du brukt? Himmelen er bare nydelig!! Det slo meg helt ut!

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