This is a bit of different kind of travelogue for me. Our last full day in Zion Canyon was essentially up to us, so my wife and I filled it up on foot, hiking the easy and some not so easy trails that meander through Zion Canyon. The Virgin River had recently receded from flooding rains, and the whole place was thoroughly alive.
All this walking around was invigorating, yet somewhat humbling, too, as if we were treading somewhere on the planet where we could bring back memories, if we could just catch enough of the sights and colors to make us remember the sounds and smells of a most magnificent trip. Enjoy!
The first thing that strikes you as you drive into Zion Canyon, is that, unlike the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon, your major direction of awe is upwards. For in Zion Canyon, you arrive on the floor of the canyon, with the majestic formations rising up all around you. As you can see, with the exception of photo number 7, the scenery draws you upward. (And just to warn you, the better pictures are to come in the next session).