The final day of our visit to southern Utah and we decided to revisit Zion once more. Above, a magnificent shade tree in front of the lodge.
Another early start which is good for a variety of reasons such as parking and watching the sun's influence on the mountains.
We headed toward Emerald Pools. There is a lower, middle and upper but....
….while the lower pools are emerald, a wash out prevented us from reaching the middle and upper pools as the trail was closed after reaching a point just beyond this pool.
A waterfall comprised mostly of a fine mist dropped from a ledge above us. Returning to the parking area in front of the lodge, we hopped back on a shuttle and....
….one stop up we hopped off to take the Kayenta Trail. Alas, it too was closed but I talked my wife into going around the barrier and proceeding. I've encountered many falls due to flooding or land slide and there is usually a way through. Beautiful view.
We encountered two slides but were able to pick our way through. With the two hikes, I think we did around 3 miles. Well, back to Ohio for a short period before heading west once more.