we had two weeks in zion, giving derek a full weekend to explore with us. unfortunately, he wasn’t feeling great, and i was still a little sore from my angel’s landing hike, so we kept it very low-key.
the kids had their ipads and isaac and hazel never even got out of the car. this trip was mostly for derek to see some views on his day off. but, at one spot, anna spotted a rock to climb and quickly hopped out to have a mini adventure.
we were actually sort of near a town that had a walmart, so we decided to detour for lunch and to stock up on a few necessities before we settled back into zion. (there’s some pretty intrusive road work being done just outside the zion entrance, making coming and going from the park quite an ordeal, so we didn’t want to just run back out for something later in the week).
on sunday, we didn’t do much all day, but thanks to the time change, the sunset was scheduled for like 5:29, so we decided on an afternoon hike to the canyon overlook trail to maybe catch a bit of the sunset before it got to dark to hike out.
to get there, we got to travel through a mile long tunnel, built forever ago, to get to the east side of the park. the hike is short, but still not without some treacherous drop offs and general danger.
we decided to leave as the sun was beginning to set. the running around was getting me stressed. and i didn’t want to be hiking back in the dark. plus, i knew the kids wanted to climb on stuff on the walk back. so, we departed. of course, after we left, the sky became super awesome, but i was able to climb to a point to get this shot, so it was a decent compromise, i guess.
the sky began to get dark quickly at this point, so we hustled out of there. thus concluding our weekend adventures.