See you soon, Zion!

[Los Angeles, CA]

It’s been just about a week since Chris and I have been back to LA, and we both can’t stop talking about our trip. I fell in love with Zion. I can’t wait to go back to explore the rest of the trails in the main canyon as well as those in Kolob Terrace and the East side of the park. The other national parks and monuments in Utah are also on our radar (Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches, Escalante and Cedar Breaks) as well as Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon in nearby Arizona. So much to see, so little time!

One of my favorite memories from Zion is seeing the night sky. Last Wednesday, after we’d climbed 2000ft over 8 miles to Observation point, and after we’d walked to Canyon Overlook on the east side of the park, and after we’d taken sunset pictures at Canyon Junction, we realized that the sky was clear. Literally, not a single cloud in the sky. This was a first, as thunderstorms were always rolling in on the other days and the clouds lingered. Despite our hike through the Narrows looming early the next morning, we decided to stay up and check out the night sky at Zion.

I am so glad we did! It had been years since I’d seen a sky like this. My jaw dropped when I looked up at the sky – there were so many stars! Even at Big Sur last year the sky was not like this! And the Milky Way! In September, the Milky Way is perpendicular to the horizon, and on that night we could see it running through the entire sky, from one end to the other, a 180-degree view. Hollywood stars? Meh. 🙂

See you again soon, Zion!

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