Thursday, May 14, 2009


This past weekend Heather and I drove down to Zion National Park on Friday with my dad and brother Clark.  We left right after work and set up camp about 10:30 at night.

We woke up Saturday morning at 6, packed up camp and drove to the trail head.  We we going to try and find Crawford Arch, a huge beautiful arch, but there was one difficulty, there is no trail.  We had a topo map, a GPS, directions from someone who had supposedly been there before, so we figured we were good to go and we took off.  We hiked and hiked and climbed and climbed but it turned out that the directions weren't very good, and the GPS helped but the coordinates that we had were spaced out pretty far apart so it was hard to know how to get to the next one.  We ended up never finding the arch, but we will try again and we will find it some day.  Although we were disappointed and sad about not finding the arch, we did have some fun and saw some cool things, like a hanging cactus, it was growing down, hanging off a little cliff, crazy.

When we decided we didn't have enough time left in the day to continue  our search for the arch we went to a pool we knew of and jumped off rocks and had a swim, it felt nice to cool off from the hot weather. 

After our swim we drove to Bryce Canyon and my mom and sisters met us there.  Sunday we walked around Bryce a bit and hiked a big loop and took lots of pictures. 

1 comment:

FU said...

Wow! Looks like fun. I don't know how big Crawford Arch is, but could you possibly check the accuracy of the lat / long coordinates that were supplied to you, by plugging them into google earth and zooming in. If the arch is big enough maybe you could see it there and know if your waypoints are good or not.