Day 208: Zion, Day 2 – Birthdays, Hiking, and Ghost Towns

This morning we had a birthday party for B.  She asked for a cake for every year, so we obliged as best we could:

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It’s another beautiful day in Zion National Park:

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After homeschool, we drove out of the park to visit Grafton, a Mormon settlement on the Virgin River abandoned in the 1940s:

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Either people were shorter back then, or they ducked when they went through doorways:

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After Grafton, the kids received their Zion Junior Ranger badges:

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We then drove up-canyon to the Emerald Pools trailhead and started hiking:

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We reached the lower pool pretty quickly:

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We then continued up on the upper pool trail:

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After some climbing, we reached the upper pool:

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Viewing the lower pool overhang from above:

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Zion is just amazing!

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By the time we got back to the RV, the sun had set:

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Not a bad view from the campsite across from us:

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Originally we were going to leave tomorrow, but we’ve decided to stay here tomorrow night as well and leave on Wednesday.

Day 207: Zion National Park, Day 1
Day 209: Zion, Day 3 – New blogs, Hiking, and Biking

4 thoughts on “Day 208: Zion, Day 2 – Birthdays, Hiking, and Ghost Towns

  1. Hey Ben,
    Amazing pics today! Best shots of your kids we’ve seen.
    Great to see all of the amazing scenery there. And, we had never heard of Grafton before, so… another thing to do the next time we are there.
    Hope your last day is a good one. Glad you all decided to stay the extra time.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Al

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