Well, we got our 2015 Zion trip done, and have decided that it was so beautiful and so fun that there will likely be a Zion Part II later this year. Part I was mostly a family trip, so I didn’t get nearly as many pictures of the park as I’d have liked, but I did get some very nice shots of Zion’s petroglyphs, as well as a few of the wild life.
I still remember driving into Zion a few years back by myself early in the morning slack-jawed and wide-eyed at just how amazing the place was. I hadn’t yet read any of the literature that explained the Mormon iconology that has played such a large role in the park, but even without that knowledge, I remember sensing that the place was somehow holy. It’s a breath-taking place. There is so much there that seems designed to rebuild the spirit. Unfortunately, Alison and I got pretty sick during this trip. We weren’t able to tackle our dream hike–Angel’s Landing. But, like I said, there will likely be a Zion II, so with a little luck, a little health, we’ll be there, at the top looking down with cameras and recorders in hand.