On to Zion – simply retired

Wednesday, October 25 – Driving through southern Utah, the landscape changes are often immediate and stunning. From a rolling sea of slickrock to high-altitude pine forests to towering red rocks, it’s hard for us East Coast flatlanders to absorb. Approaching Zion National Park, the rocks again change to red – and so does the road. Jagged, majestic peaks jarringly transform the landscape.
We were on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and entered the Mt. Carmel tunnel, meandering through total darkness until we exited and encountered another series of switchbacks down to the Zion valley below.
You could stop the car every five yards and take a picture.
(I try to describe all these scenic byways and landscapes. We have photos and videos that do a much better job.)
Zion is quadruple the size of Bryce and attracts about 3 million visitors a year. Through October, visitors are required to ride a shuttle to the various trailheads and sights. We rode it to the very end, the…

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