Kam goes to: Zion National Park (Again!)

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Alex and I spent October 25-28, 2012 in Zion National Park for our “fall getaway” this year. This was our second time visiting the park, our first time being in October 2011
During our first time, Alex and I did not do a lot of planning ahead of time, and were blown away by how much there was to do in the park. We did a bit of hiking, including the short walk to Weeping Rock and the more strenuous hike to Hidden Canyon. After that short weekend away, we knew we wanted to return as soon as we could.
Cue our big trip! We planned ahead this time…a little too much planning, actually, we ended up booking 2 camping spots, oops!…and knew that we wanted to go canyoneering and do to a part of The Narrows. We were able to do both on this trip, and we were able to do a few more walks in the park between adventures.  This park is perfect for families and for those who aren’t interested in doing long hikes to see beautiful features. With this park being only about 8 hours away from home, we hope to visit again! 

We played a bit with the panoramic option on our iPhones while in Zion. The first shot (above) is the view from Weeping Rock, which is a rock that has water coming out of it. Not quite a waterfall, but water does fall from the rock itself. Like, from inside the rock.

The panoramic above (you can see me on the far left!) is at the bank of the Virgin River, which created the valley known as Zion. Alex wanted to show how different the rock looks when sunlight hits it (left) and when it is in shadow (right).

The panoramic below is also of the Virgin River, but at a bend in the river when we were in The Narrows. I’ll be sharing more about The Narrows later this week. It’s an awesome hike where you pretty much hike through the river. It’s beautiful and is hard to describe without you being there to see it, but I will try!

Okay, enough of the panoramic shots! Here are some more photos from our long weekend in Zion National Park. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.

We took about 400 photos while in the park, all of which were on our phones. I’m really thankful we didn’t drop our phones in the water or while rappelling. 
A little about the “stuff” you see in the photos: Alex’s sunglasses are Tumbleweeds, his hat is by Patagonia, and his jacket is by Marmot and is a really nice waterproof jacket. The boots I’m wearing are PCTs by KEEN footwear (expect a review soon!), my glasses are Warby Parkers, my rain jacket (yes, the same one I wore last year) is by REI, and our tent is also by REI.
Have you been to Zion National Park?
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