We arrived late last night and because of the late planning, had to settle for a good hotel in St. George but that is an hour away. Some cloud cover as we enter the park. We planned to just do some reconnoitering and make sure we knew where to go for our planned hikes. I thought the crowds would have thinned this late in the year but the waits were long for entering the park.
The Scenic Drive road was closed to shuttles only so we drove the Mount Carmel Highway that included a cool 1 mile tunnel with windows that opened to a canyon. Soon after exiting the tunnel we.....
….passed a herd of Bighorn Sheep. Then, about 3/4 of the way through the drive, I spotted.....
….this kind of steep but doable slickrock slope so climbed to a saddle and....
….wow. Really looking to getting an early start tomorrow to do Angel's Landing and other hikes. On the return I stopped at a bike shop and bought the obligatory T-shirt and adjoining the shop was....
….a neat gear shop for climbers and hikers.
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