Today, my wonderful hosts took me up to Zion National Park. I can honestly say that I've never seen anything like it before. The place was beautiful beyond description. And yes, pictures will follow once I'm home. This iPad that I'm posting on just isn't set up for that but I'm getting plenty of photos.
At Zion, we hiked several of the rails, covering a bit over six miles, not counting the vertical rise and fall of the trails. There were majestic mountains and sheer cliffs, all sorts of desert plant life, animals, and a crystal clear and perfectly cool river to relax in. It could not have been a better day.
Oh wait--yes it could. It could be better with bar-be-cue, and Eric and Lu knew just the place. We capped the day at Sonny's in Hurricane, UT, and then went back to walk Angus, who'd stayed home all day due to stupid Park Service rules that bar well-behaved dogs while allowing the most unruly children in. I never will understand that.
Great day. Great, great day.