Zion

Next stop is Utah and the Zion National Park. There are a couple of particularly nice hikes, although the heatwave is still in full swing and it is hotter than hell. On our first day we hike up to the top of a hill called Angels Landing. At the start of the trail there is an ominous sign.

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It’s short but steep. We reach the top of a hill where everyone seems to be picnicking and also guarding their picnic from cheeky chipmunks.

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I thought this was the top, but then I realised that we had to go across a scarily narrow ridge.

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Views from the top:

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The next day we hiked “the Narrows” which is a trail following a river through a steep-sided canyon.

It starts off ankle deep:

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Soon becomes knee deep:

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Waist deep:

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And…swimming:

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The Narrows get my vote for nicest hike for days when it is over 40 degrees.

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More pictures from Zion are on Mr Beet’s flickr page.

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