Day 7 - 6/30/2004 - Wednesday
- Stopped by Glen Canyon Dam / Lake Powell near Page Arizona.
Heavy security there, had to leave most of the contents of my pockets
in the car.
- Arrive Utah (3803 Miles)
- Back to Mountain Daylight Time.
- Stopped briefly at the Grand Staircase Escalante
National Monument visitor center.
- On to Zion National Park.
- At the entrance are "Checkerboard" rocks with a cool pattern.
- We traveled through a long tunnel, with windows, that was supposedly
an engineering marvel of the 1920s.
- We caught a shuttlebus and walked a number of trails.
The views were quite pretty, with a lush valley and tall peaks:
- It is hard to see, but we went to Weeping Rock where 12,000 year old water
is seeping out of the sandstone.
- We hiked to the Emerald Waterfall.
- Next we went on to Bryce Canyon National Park, my
favorite park on the trip. It is full of amazing scenery, mainly
pointy rock formations called hoodoos. I took lots and lots of pictures,
what follows are some of the best ones.
- There was a cool trail that took you down and among the hoodoos.
- We went to every observation point, some required climbing up steep
trails to the lookout. Inspiration Point was 8400 feet above sea level.
- Alas the sun set, so we had to leave.
- Stayed in Richfield Utah (4134 Miles)
429 miles traveled on Day 7
On to Day 8