After visiting Antelope Canyon in Page Arizona we headed north and after a few hours drive we entered the stunning Zion national park in Utah. The park looks like its taken straight out of a Disney cartoon or a ferytale. The first day we went up to the Emerald pools. A short hike for a fiew hours. As Norwegians we was not used to paved trails and was happy to find a small trail more like we are used to. It ended out to be a long detour in the cactus wastelands. Note to self. The trail is paved all the way...
Angels landing is a obvious place to visit when you go to Zion national park. Most people stopped at the end of the paved trail, but thats where the best part of the trip started. The last part is steep on both sides. We met several people on the way clinging to the chain that was put up for safety. When we got to the top the view was amazing. We also got to meet the squirrels living up on the top 😃.
John Muir Trail: miles 23-65. Left Yosemite over Donahue Pass, hiked through Ansel Adams Wilderness, Devils Postpile National Monument, and into Inyo National Forest. ✨Highlight: Thousand Island Lake✨ These photos are from days 3-5 of our 17 day JMT thruhike
Ribbon Falls was literally a life saver. After walking the inner canyon in 100+ degree heat we were like those cartoon character staggering around the desert. Fortunately our oasis was real. Huge waterfall onto a lush moss covered rock and a cool pool underneath to swim in. Best part was that we had this place to ourselves for almost three hours. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip. #waterfall#grandcanyon#findyourpark#rimtorim#hiking#backpacking