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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Observation Point hike at Zion

The trail starts at the Weeping Rock shuttle stop. We started right before 7 a.m. to beat the heat. The trail enters Echo Canyon, offering quite a different perspective of the park: slot canyons carved by millions of years of running water, rocks of curious colors, trees and flowers in the areas shaded from the hot summer sun. Having passed the Echo Canyon, the trail goes up to the Observation Point, making quite a few switchbacks on the way. At the end of the trail you receive the reward: a magnificent bird's eye view of Zion Canyon.

The trail is four miles up and four miles down. You go up 2,148 feet, and then down 2,148 feet. It was pretty strenuous, but well worth it. Truly spectacular scenery. The only thing we wished that we would have done was bring a bottle of wine to enjoy when we reached the top. Our protein bars had to suffice.


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