On Monday, May 17 we visited the northern area of Zion called the Kolob Canyons. This area is much less crowded than the southern area that includes the famous Angel's Landing and The Narrows. We went on a pleasant 5 mile hike down into the canyon on the La Verkin Creek Trail. It included a downwards trek of 600 feet which of course had the corresponding climb up on the way back. However, the trail was mostly soft sand and void of rocks. It was also quite shady and green. A nice change from all of the rocky trails. After a brief period of thunder, lightning and rain we drove the Jeep on the short scenic route and then hiked to the Timber Creek Overlook.
Some ancient history - In 2006 Ken and I spent 3 days exploring the southern section of Zion. We climbed the Angel's Landing Trail - considered to be one of the scariest and deadliest hikes in America. To be truthful, I was scared ****less. I spent a half hour towards the top considering whether or not to continue. Well, I finally talked myself into it and we made it to the top. That's when Ken popped the question. He had my engagement ring in his backpack. I was happy that we made it back down.
The La Verkin Creek Trail
Timber Creek Overlook
Dinner on the way back to Circleville - Lupita's Mexican Cafe in Cedar City