In May David and I took a wonderful week of vacation in Utah. We camped and hiked our way through the national parks in southern Utah. We spent 2 days hiking at Goblin Valley State Park, hiked a slot canyon at Little Wild Horse, spent 2 days hiking at Arches National Park and Moab (great little town!), 2 days hiking in the rain at Zion National Park (amazing!), and a day exploring at Bryce Canyon National Park (with beautiful weather!). I’ve got about 500+ pictures to go through, and will try to post some in the coming weeks!
- Saturday: Fly Seattle, WA to Provo, UT. Lunch with David’s relatives. Borrow/pack camping gear.
- Sunday: Drive to southern Utah. Goblin Valley State Park, walked 1-2 miles, very windy
- Monday: Goblin Valley State Park, Curtis Bench Trail, 4 miles, super windy
Little Wild Horse Canyon, 7 miles
- Tuesday: Arches National Park, Double O/Devils Garden hike, 4.7 miles in the rain
Arches National Park, Delicate Arch Lookout, 1 mile
Dinner with Seattle friends Laura, Geoff, and Lyra who happened to be passing through Arches the same day we were!
- Wednesday: Arches National Park, Double Arch, 0.8 mile
Windows, 1.5 miles
Balancing Rock, 0.3 mile
Drive Moab to Hurricane in snow and rain
- Thursday: Zion National Park, Angel’s Landing/Scouts Lookout, 4.4 miles / 1488 ft elevation in the rain
Emerald Pools trail, 2 miles
Kayenta trail, 1 mile
- Friday: Zion National Park, Observation Point, 8 miles / 2148 ft elevation in the rain
Riverside Walk, 2.2 miles
- Saturday: Bryce Canyon, Sunrise, Sunset, Fairyland, and Bristolcone Loop, 1 mile
Drive back to Provo to return gear to David’s family
- Sunday: Fly home!