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August 08, 2003

South-Western Loop - Zion National Park

Zion 2003 Gallery LinkA complete day in Zion, probably the most impressive National Park in the whole southwest.

I woke up with a bad headache, but from there things really started to get better...

My choice for the planned day hike falls on the first part of West Rim Trail leading to Scout Lookout.
Angels Landing, the trail that goes up further from Scout Lookout, seems out of reach. Why? Because of my fear of heights.

Lunch break at Scout Lookout. Time to enjoy the sandwich I brought up from the Zion Lodge. The Castle Dome Cafe is to recommend for a simple meal. Except for the fact that it is closed after season. In that case, you'll have to stick with crackers.

I feel adventurous. The images of the Angels Landing trail I saw at the Visitors Center where somewhat scary, but even more fascinating. I decided to go for it.

The Zion visit ends with the Canyon Overlook Trail and a brief stop at the Checkerboard Mesa.

Reaching the base camp for the weekend in Kanab. If you want mediocre dinner, eat at the cowboy-styled diner at the southern end of Kanab.

Posted by Uli at August 8, 2003 11:59 PM


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