This is a shot of Angel's Landing from Observation Point. The Landing is that high point on right center of the picture. The rock formation lower center in the pic is called the pipe organ.
Geo: 37.2012, -112.989
Stayed in a cabin at Zion Lodge last night. Rustic and very overpriced but comfy and with WiFi. Up fairly early, got breakfast, packed up the car, checked out, and caught the shuttle to our trailhead for the day. Hiked to Observation Point today - an 8 mile roundtrip hike with about a 2,500 foot elevation gain - from 4,000 feet on the valley floor to 6,500 feet at the end of the trail. Check out the comments posted with the pictures for more info on the hike. Finished the hike around 3:00 PM and drove out of the park and on to our motel for tonight in Parowan, UT. Tomorrow on to Baker, NV, and Great Basin NP.
My initial entries for travel blogs from 2001 through 2007 were made on an old Earthlink site that has since been abandoned and the entries on that site have been lost, except for the notes on my computer. I used Travel Pod as a blogging site from 2008 and through 2011 when I switched to this site for just the last part of 2011. From 2012 through 2014 I used a site from MapQuest which shut down in 2016 so those entries are no longer on line. I went back to Travel Pod from 2015 through 2017. Now, in mid 2017, Travel Pod has shut down. Fortunately Travel Pod enabled users to download their co... full info
FlowersPrickly Pear Flowers along the trail. Lots of pretty flowers all along the trails this time of year.
Yesterday's Lunch spotThis is where we ate lunch yesterday - from Observation Point. The small rise at the right center of the picture is where we ate. It is the same as that high point in the pic posted on yesterday's entry.
Point, our destination today, from the trail on the way up. It is that point right at the top center of the picture.
UsThe obligitory picture of the intrepid hikers atop Observation Poijnt.