While it was slightly overcast during our visit to Snow Canyon, today the sky was relatively clear as we headed toward Zion National Park. We were told by several that the park had become so popular that it is generally bumper to bumper, so we decided to head out early. By the time we reached the park the temperature was 5 C (41 F) so it was cold in the canyon. As the morning progressed 9 C (48.2) felt a bit better except for the occasional wind. And to our great surprise, we were able to drive and pull aside to take photos with ease. Elevations in the park range from 3,600 to 8,700 feet.
|Court of the Patriarchs
The photographs don't really tell the tale_ the scale of what we experienced. Look at the cars at the base of the mountain relative to the surrounding in the last two photos. We returned to St. George by mid afternoon and a very pleasurable 16 C (60.8).
Enough chicken and salad for another evening meal, and tomorrow we fly.