Up again in the wee hours, out with the first shuttle, and on the trail before dawn. Today we did three different hikes, with snacks and naps and a healthy serving (or five) of ice cream in between. Vanessa’s step-counter says we did more that 30,000 steps over more than 12 miles. Another fun day in Zion!
Hike 1: Scout’s lookout. All the switchbacks but none of the death-defying insanity of Angel’s Landing.
Hike 2: All the Emerald Pools. There were three(ish) of them, and the word “pool” might have been a stretch this time of year. Think more in the vein of “puddle”. But still, the baby waterfall was nice.
Ice cream break!
Hike 3: Watchman trail. Rambling through the foothills of this tall peak that stands guard over the entrance to the park. It led to an outlook with a terrific view of the valley leading up to the park.