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Mount Zion

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  • Day4

    Canyon climbing.

    July 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Woke up to find outside was cool(ish) so strike while the iron is hot. Out for a quick run, brekkie & upto the park. No need for photo id unsurprisingly, rather more surprising was the limited queue for the shuttle bus into Zion. Got on the 2nd bus. The plan was to do the moderately challenging stuff before the heat took over & by then we'd be coming downhill. So upto the Emerald pools via the Kayenta Trail. Lots of dramatic outlooks over the valley & a fair few stumbles & trips. Got to look where I'm going. The middle pool was relatively easy to get to. The decision was whether to push onto the upper pool. The clue is in the name - quite a bit of uphill & not do much shade. Liz wasn't happy but we made it. Unfortunately you couldn't swim there but lots of shade when we finally made it. Lots of down to the lower pool which had waterfalls spraying the unwary - nice. At the bus stop the warning that made the impression was of the possibility of hours of queuing for return buses (not the tales of flooding, wildlife etc) so the decision was made to head back as the heat got to its worst & hopefully as people were still active. Plan worked - no queue. As for the visitor centre - the queue going into the park - epic... madness.Read more

  • Day44

    Amerika ist auch nur ein Dorf Teil 3

    September 1, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Der Abstieg ging erwartungsgemäß schneller und wir hatten tatsächlich nicht nur noch Zeit, sondern auch Kraft für einen weiteren Trail an diesem Tag. Der eine Meile lange Trail zu den Emerald Pools schien der richtige Abschluss zu sein.

    Eine Sache zu den Nationalparktouren in den USA konnten wir uns nach diversen Gesprächen schon denken: Bryce und Zion wurden aufgrund der geringen Entfernung von den meisten Urlaubern beide hintereinander mitgenommen. Damit, dass wir in Zion unter all den Urlaubern ausgerechnet wieder auf das schweizer Zeltpärchen von Bryce treffen, hatten wir aber nicht gerechnet.
    Noch verdutzter waren wir, als wir am Upper Emerald Pool plötzlich einen sächsischen Akzent wahrnahmen. Die zwei Frauen, die beide ursprünglich aus Dresden kamen, haben uns mit interessanten Gesprächen über unsere Urlaube und das Leben in den USA den Rückweg versüßt.
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  • Day2

    Emerald Pools

    May 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We needed something more mellow after Angel’s Landing. We stopped inside the park for a quick lunch before heading to Emerald Pools.

    This was supposed to be a scenic hike the offered views of this lush oasis in the middle of the desert. We made it to the lower section of Emerald Pools and decided that this wasn’t the hike for us. It was pretty but way too touristy. We were exhausted and decided to grab dinner and go relax at our AirBNB.Read more

  • Day7

    Emerald Pool Trail

    June 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Chris & Keri wanted to be daredevils today & hike Angel's Landing, so I ventured off on my own & explored the Emerald Pools & the Grotto. The lower & middle pools were fairly easy hikes & very pretty, and there was a refreshing waterfall at the lower pool. The upper pool trail was definitely more challenging. It was more climbing from boulder to boulder in the sand & hot sun than hiking, but it was a beautiful shaded oasis at the top!Read more

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