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July 6, 2013 Saturday – Zion National Park

Walked along a couple of hiking trails while our more fit friends did Angel’s Landing. I’m content to enjoy the beautiful sceneries with a nice stroll and a relaxing lunch at the Zion Lodge Red Rock Grill.

We ended our Zion visit with the 6:30pm tour on bus with Jess the Ranger. Two memorable sights:

  • Spotted rock climbers on a “portaledge” – yes, they are crazy to spend the night hanging on the face of the mountain. If I knew how to estimate distance, I’d tell you how high they were. But I can only tell you that they were just a dot REALLY high up there. We actually saw them waving a little arm hanging out of their portaledge. Please don’t fall! 
  • Saw a family of deer – mama, daddy and baby. Then we saw a lone deer in the parking lot. They are really thin with ribs showing through. The Ranger told us there is an overpopulation of deer and not enough prey. 

It was almost 9pm by the time the tour ended. Yelp took us to the Flying Monkey in Springdale for pizza. 4 stars.

Tomorrow is our last day of our trip. Not looking forward to going home. 

One Response to “Day 11”

  1. Aaron Says:

    Wow those portaledges are no joke! And those poor deer :(

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