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Zion National Park

Wading Through the Narrows

I have quite a few Latter-Day Saint friends at home, so had heard a lot about Zion National Park before even coming here!  Among being told of the gorgeous landscapes and scenery that I’d be sure to encounter, I’d been recommended to do many different hikes (especially if I wanted to be ambitious), most notably Angels Landing and the Narrows.   Continue reading

Family RV Trip: Day 5

A Grand Canyon Sunset

This morning we awoke bright and early (darn those dogs of ours) in Page, and decided we couldn’t stand another day of sitting, so my sisters and I went for a run.  Now, I am not a runner.  I typically despise running, actually.  I will swim, walk, bike, hike, skip…nearly everything except run.  But today, it felt amazing!  My body needed exercise so badly.  Until this point, my physical activity had consisted of a bit of ballet in the RV and jumping up and down curbs at every gas station we stopped at!   Continue reading

Colorado River Discovery: Rafting Down Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon, Reflected

And now for the highlight of our trip thus far: a floating raft tour down the Colorado River!  I have to tell you: this was absolutely amazing!  We rafted down Glen Canyon, beginning at the Glen Canyon Dam and ending at Lees Ferry.  The canyon was huge!  And so incredibly beautiful!

We had made reservations with the Colorado River Discovery tour, which is the only company allowed to do any sort of motorized boat tour down the Colorado.  They have a ten year permit for which they had bid from the US Government; they only have five years left before they either rebid or relinquish the monopoly to another company.  Our tour guide, Megan, was extremely informative and is the one who told us all of this.

The tour began at the Glen River Dam, where the dam is holding back Lake Powell.  My sisters, my grandma, and I hopped into a huge blue inflatable raft and off we went!   Continue reading