Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
This is Monday, October 26, 2015!
Day 5 of our Utah road trip, and the last leg of our journey through the beautiful state before returning home. We did some minor hiking, goat watching, gem hunting, and over six hours of driving through three states.

Enjoy!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Good morning from a little cabin room at the sweetest bed & breakfast in Zion!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
It’s the sweetest!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Washing face and doing bathroom things

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
One of us is a morning person (it was also quite chilly in there and I was already sweatered up)

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Blue light outside

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
What’s that face? Not certain. But ready to go!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Sleepy boy

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
The cute catfish on our door!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
WOW! We arrived late the night before…I did NOT realize we were amongst the beautiful red rock already! Such a lovely surprise in the morning.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Under the Eaves Inn, originally a home built in 1931.


Here’s the inn in relationship to the surrounding area.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Walked over to the main house to scout out some coffee

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Found it!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
So cute inside!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Old school thermometer

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We got the info for where to find the free breakfast that comes with the stay at the Inn.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Walked down just a bit and found Oscar’s Cafe

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We got the Green Chili Horseshoe, ’twas soooo delicious.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Back to our little cabin to pack up and get ready to explore the trails

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Just have to organize this chaos

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Packing up the car

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
At this point we’re on the 5th day of our road trip, so the car has taken quite the lived-in beating.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Chasing the sunlight into the canyon

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
The sun rising above the peaks

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Making our way towards the Canyon Overlook Trail, recommended to us by the Innkeepers.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Spotlight on the tree

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Traveling through the mountain

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Parked!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Wow nature is good at stairs

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Here we go!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
So many red rocks!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Snake tree truck

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
This trail has a lot of little overhangs and this awesome cave

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Becoming a rock

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Much delight

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Ready to see the view?

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
It only took about 40 minutes with minimum uphill gain, it almost felt like we were cheating to get such a great view with such an easy hike.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
*grin*

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Another ranger on the route

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Thankfully the breeze wasn’t too strong. If you look down over the railing, you might see a goat like we did!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Glare too strong!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
On the way back down

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Mini-monument

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
I recommend doing this trail kind of early, it gets busy because it’s popular and on the easier side.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Back to the parking lot…when…

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We saw this amazing family of goats watching over the road.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
The little map that Zion park rangers give you when you enter, shows all the trails in a hiking guide. So many I want to come back to try!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Back through the dark, scary tunnel

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
A view through the window cut in the side of the mountain

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
That arch, I believe, is where we were standing to look over the Canyon at the top of the trail

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We wanted to do one more quick trail, but they closed the main road through because there were too many cars. 😦

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We did the next best thing…gem and rock hunting!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Big trays of colored glass

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
I only assume that the mallet is for crushing rocks?

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
So many colors, so many flavors, like a weird inedible icecream shop

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Little cannonball things

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Copper! I loveeee these strange organic shapes.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
I found some rose quartz and attempted to find the prettiest, yet affordable piece to get for Kiki who requested it

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Mission accomplished with store #1, did get the rose quartz!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We went to a “trading post” slash shop called Frontier Plunder.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - UtahZion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
It’s a large assortment of Mexican and Native American folk art and crafts, and random junk like…old rides from in front of a grocery shop? and like old photographs? It’s like a big vintage shop.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
They have a kitty there named Tigre

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Lots and lots to look at

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
No shortage of dolls

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
A little way down the road was another rock and gem shop, had to check it out

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zach got a little piece of green calcite. It has a kind of slimy texture…but Zach felt a connection to it.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
We were starving, so we stopped at this restaurant that used to be a gas station, called Whiptail Grill.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
I was starting to get a bit stressed about a call I had for work. Did a bit of Getty work while we ate and we were flip flopping between staying around Zion to take my work call, or doing it on the road…

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Decided on working at this little coffee shop we passed, since I was nervous about signal being an issue on the road.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Getting the coffees while I secure the seating upstairs

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Beautiful deck area with a gorgeous view of the red rock

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Ice coffee yes please

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
I felt like I disturbed the other folks working up there so I went down to a quieter place to take the call.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Did some doodling while the call finished up

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
VERY SUNNY.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Pretty sure I got a face burn and sweated through my jacket

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Finally time to hit the road!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
It’s my turn to drive

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Eeeeh not bad (considering we’ll arrive in LA time, aka an hour earlier)

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Gassin’

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
“NO, take a picture of the OUTSIDE it’s pretty.”

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
MMmmmmm yeah

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
HOW could we pass up pulling over for this lil’ carnival of a land “Fort Zion”

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Saw this, I knew immediately what I had to do

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
This is where you get cowboy hats, fyi. Also there’s a Zion Werewolf.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
He’s ready to tell you a fortune.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
An extra $1 for three carrots? Better pricing than LA!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
“Be careful of the white alpaca.”

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Eheheh

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Good hair

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Alright, let’s pee and get the heck out of here.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Getting darker…

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
And darker…

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Passing through Vegas!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Stoppin’ off at Whiskey Pete’s for gas

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
*Was sleeping face*

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Got these shitty bottle openers cuz VEGAS

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Slippin’ into my comfy shoes

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
And happily taking the passenger seat

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Levelin’ up my pokemon across state lines

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Officially made it to California!

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
City lights in the distance

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
“Are we home?”

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Made it! Just after 10.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
PUPPPPIES!!!! Missed you.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
My glorious Sufi Tweedy pumpkin made in collab with Kiki and Marie totally rotted!!!! What the heck. I faced my fear of mold and threw it out.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Full of pee

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Yeah, Tweedy really needs a haircut.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Going to unpack NOW or never.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
*Success*

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Kiki’s quartz set out for her to retrieve

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Kissy kissy

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Had some Getty work to finish up

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
While the pups watched

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Went over to the kitchen and SURPRISE somebody was making ramen

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Eczema flared hard on the legs while in the cold weather

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Snuck in an episode of Face Off

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
While Zeen souped it up.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Remove face.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Got my pups around I’m ready for bed.

Zion, Road Trip, Hiking - Utah
Almost 1 am…goodnight world.

From Utah to Los Angeles, I’m pooped!

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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