Saturday, October 22, 2016
Zion NP, Utah
(Last 3 photos are from the net)
A magical place where you feel gently dominated by huge walls of red rock.
Magical names like "Temple of Sinawa" , "angel's landing", "the patriarchs"...
Did a 2 day hike in the high country (West Rim trail), Started on a plateau at 2400m and the 2nd day, went down to 1400m. via "angels landing", which is a rocky promontory where you used chains to go allow the narrow precipitous ridge.
Called Zion by the Mormon settlers - "the promised land". Was also sacred to the indians who were there before. And inhabited by very ancient pre-Indians, who mysteriously disappeared after 1500 years of settlement.