Zion National Park

We went to Zion National Park which is one of the five Utah parks and it was a lot of fun.IMG_1304

At Zion there is a shuttle bus system that takes you to different stops around the park.IMG_1301

We did lots of fun hikes here, there were also so many cool rocks and the Zion canyon was so cool. One of the hikes we did was the Emerald Pools, on that trail you can hike to three different pools, the lower pool, the middle pool, and the upper pool.IMG_1246

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I didn’t get a picture of the middle pool but this is the upper pool.IMG_1240

Another picture of the upper pool. Right across the street from the Emerald Pools was the Zion Lodge, we stayed in the Zion Lodge for a night. While we were staying at Zion Lodge we went into the town right outside of Zion which is called Springdale and we had dinner there. In the morning we did some more hikes, the first one we did was called Riverside Walk.IMG_1259

This is the river we walked along it’s called the Virgin River.IMG_1263

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Thankfully, Jesse was still alive to hike that day. And he went fast enough to be in the front. The next hike we did was Weeping Rock.IMG_1272IMG_1273

There are tears rolling down the rock into a little stream. Next we went on my favorite hike at Zion, and it’s called Hidden Canyon. On that hike you went right onto the edge of the cliff and held onto chains so that you wouldn’t fall off the cliff.IMG_1294

Me and Mom liked it and want to do Angels Landing when we come back to Zion.IMG_1293IMG_1296

Dad and Jesse didn’t like this hike, they didn’t like how far down the drop was. That was all the hikes we did but here are some more pictures of things I saw at Zion.IMG_1218IMG_1277

This is a good view of the canyon.IMG_1247

It looks like water is falling on me.IMG_1254IMG_1299IMG_1276

Those were some pictures of cool rocks in the park.IMG_1286

Jesse likes to crawl under rocks.IMG_1241

This is another picture of rocks. And that is the end of our time at Zion, and after going to all five Utah National Parks I don’t even have a favorite. I liked all five parks the same amount so they’re all my favorite.

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Hiking at Capitol Reef

Me and my family went to Capitol Reef National Park. And we did lots of hiking which tired me out sometimes but it was lots of fun.

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One of our hikes was Chimney Rock it was hard but there were good views and it was fun and also it was lots of exercise.

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This was a view of the road and do you see the canyon back there? And do you see snow on the mountains in the back?

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It looks like mom was having fun. Mom’s the queen of the world!

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This is a good view do you notice how the rocks here are reddish-orange that’s what makes this place different from other parks except for the other ones in Utah.

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Dad and Jesse are hiking and there are more rocky mountains in front of them.

That was the end of the Chimney Rock trail but we did lots of other fun hikes.

Me and Jesse were being silly and taking funny pictures of each other.

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Whoa!

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Whoa again!

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And even more whoa!

But taking silly pictures wasn’t all we did. We also did more hikes like the Hickman Bridge hike and that was the first time we saw a natural bridge it was very cool here are some pictures of it.

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Look how small Jesse is compared to the bridge.

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Same thing about Mom.

Sometimes me and Jesse are good pals.

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We also saw something similar to the Hickman Bridge and that was Cassidy Arch.

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Do you see it way over there?

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Well now you see it.

We saw other things to like we walked through some Narrows

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And Jesse found a cave to hang out in while we were in the Narrows.

We saw Fremont River on a hike that we started but didn’t finish cause we had to get back to the visitor center to get Junior Ranger but I got picture of the river.

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And on that trail we saw deer!

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Like that one and I also saw this.

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That was all the hiking we did at Capitol Reef National Park we also did Junior Ranger and saw Petroglyphs but I didn’t get any pictures of those things. I had fun here and this was one of my favorite parks but it didn’t quite get to be my favorite.