We took off on a little road trip yesterday—2.5 hour drive to Zion National Park. We lost an hour along the way when we passed over into the Mountain time zone.
The weather was overcast with temperatures in the upper 30’s and a chance of rain forecast. “Zion in the rain will be pretty cool,” I thought. Just as we pulled in the park, the precipitation started, only it was snow falling, not rain! To Southerners such as ourselves who very rarely see snow, this was quite exciting!
On with the tour, even though a thick fog covered everything. It was still beautiful.
We jumped on the shuttle tour of the canyon. (FYI: purchase those tickets online ahead of time. Space is limited.). When we jumped off at the first and second stops, the mist was still thick & the snow was still falling. We explored a couple trails anyway. We couldn’t see the mountains very well through the mist, but that was okay because what we COULD see were the fall colors! They were simply gorgeous!
When we jumped off the shuttle at the Temple of Sinawava stop, the snow was really coming down, but it soon stopped and the mist even cleared. My photos don’t even begin to do justice to the beauty surrounding us.
The photo above is the entrance to The Narrows, and it was about a mile or so walk to get there. We got back to the shuttle just in time; on the drive back to the visitor’s center, the snow came back with a vengeance. We had to run to our car and shake off the snow.
On to today’s adventure. What are we doing? Here’s a hint...