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May 23rd, 2009 – by: mellemel8
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
- Our campsite was located on J-13.
- We pitched our tent and we were gun hoe to start on a hike. We plan to do a moderate hike. Since I drove and I wanted to be ready to the angel’s landing hike.
- It took us about an hour to cook our lunch. We grilled our hot dogs on a $2 grill that mark bought.
- Mark bought PEPSI "THROWBACK", which has REAL SUGAR....HAHAHAHAHHAHA
- We had a wonderful spot. We had plenty of shade however, we had these berry type was very messy when stepped on.
- I saw a man wear a tie....WTF?!!??!
- We discovered there was tubing access behind our campsite.
- There was a shuttle up and down the highway and there was a separate shuttle inside the park to be dropped off in any of the hiking trails.
- Mark and i pulled a "JOO LOOP", which is a term to get something FREE or CHEAP. HAHAHAHAHA
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Zion National Park is a national park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (593 km2) park is Zion Canyon, 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
Human habitation of the area started about 8,000 years ago with small family groups of Native Americans; the semi-nomadic Basketmaker Anasazi stem from one of these groups.
The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes nine formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. At various periods in that time, warm, shallow seas, streams, ponds and lakes, vast deserts and dry near-shore environments covered the area. Uplift associated with the creation of the Colorado Plateaus lifted the region 10,000 feet (3,000 m) starting 13 million years ago.
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