Hiking in Zion
Zion National Park Travel Blog› entry 8 of 11 › view all entries
May 29th, 2004 – by: alygally
That morning, Matt the TA explained how the Colorado River (which he dubbed "The Badass") uplifted and created much of the valleys we would be seeing over the weekend. We also learned about stratigraphy and the seven major sediments present in Zion, but I'll refrain from putting those down here.
We spent the morning hiking up to Observation Point, through a beautiful little canyon. Many of us wanted to take the zip line from Angel's Landing, but Matt veto'ed our idea and said we had to get going if we were going to make the north rim of the Grand Canyon by nightfall.
On the way out of the park, we passed the Great Arch (a "blind arch," for those who care about geology at all), a 600-foot long natural arch that was created by stones sloughing off of the bottom due to an inability to support its weight.
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