Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Red Rocks with Rick 2005

My buddy, Rick (best buds since 1969), joined me for this year’s Spring Break sojourn to the red rocks. We met up in Salt Lake City and headed down to Zion National Park.

At the Kolob Canyons entrance, we learned a critical lesson about off-roading in a minivan. In Zion (proper), we explored the East Mesa area, especially The Zion Pine. We also discovered the best restaurant in Springdale.

Next we headed up the hill to Bryce Canyon. There we learned an important lesson about the seasons and elevation. While spring had sprung at Zion (6000 ft), it was still very much winter at Bryce (8000 ft). We tramped in the snow for a bit, then headed to Red Canyon (6500 ft = Spring) and Kodachrome Basin (5000 ft = Summer) for more hiking and landscape photography.

Anyway, toolin’ around with Rick in the red rocks was awesome! Time at Ruby's outside Bryce was spent watching the premier of the US version of The Office and a Rocky movie marathon.

2004 03 Southeast Utah