Kolob Canyon

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom and I were planning on hiking Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon on our way back home. I was a little concerned the weather wouldn’t cooperate and that there might be a) too much snow/ice to trek the trail or b) too much run off to safely cross the creek, which the trail crosses repeatedly (my mom counted 49 crossovers) and the bed of which also serves as the trail itself for some portions.

Well, it was perfect and we were able to do the full five mile route, which ends at Double Arch Alcove. It was icy and there was some snow but it was totally manageable even in our plain ol tennis shoes.

I learned how to do panoramic shots on my phone so I had fun playing with that setting, perfect for those high canyon walls surrounding us.

Before we did Taylor, we hiked out to the picnic point overlook which looks back into Kolob Canyon as well as across and down on Zion Canyon where we had been the two previous days.

We got there about 10:00 am and the sun was still getting itself situated – creating some dramatic lighting changes in just a matter of minutes.

In total we hiked just over six miles before hitting the road for the five hour drive home. Long story short, I was so ready for a cozy, relaxing bath in my fancy bath tub. Have I mentioned that my favorite part of the new house is the jetted tub in the master bath? I looooveee it!

This morning I enjoyed a cup of coffee from my new mug – the one and only souvenir I have from any of our several trips to Zion, I figured it was about dang time I had something tangible to remind me :)

Today I’m back to the work grind, starting with a meeting for the 25th Street business association and then a few hours training a gal for a friend’s business, and then a meeting with the Weber Arts Council. Sure to be a good day :)

Question of the day: Do you buy souvenirs for yourself or to give as gifts?

Nick buys me souvenir spoons whenever he visits another state. I kind of hate them but I think I’d be sad if he stopped – but don’t tell him that!

**Posting from mobile. Please excuse any typos or formatting errors.

Comments

  1. Nick says:

    Yay for panoramic shots!!! Very cool!

    MEME!!!

  2. Gramma Brenda says:

    I loved all the hikes we did on this trip! Both hikes we did yesterday were wonderful. In fact it was so nice and the scenery so awesome we didn’t want to leave!
    Spectacular!!! :-)

  3. Gary says:

    I generally do not buy souvenirs. I used to occasionally bring them back for the family.
    Nice post!

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