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Zion National Park

September 27, 2019

We were bright and early so that we could get to Zion to snag a parking space. We arrived at about 9 AM. Two lines of cars waiting to pay the park ranger. We have a National Park Service Senior pass that we bought 6 years ago at Joshua Tree National Monument. Good for lifetime free access to National Parks. Definitely a good deal, otherwise entry would have been about $50. Here is a link to the Zion Web Pages.

So we managed to snag a HP spot not to far from the visitor center. Zion banned private cars from accessing the park about 20 years ago. Instead they have many shuttle vehicles taking people from the visitor center to various jumping off places in the main canyon.

We went to the visitor center to buy a few post cards and refrigerator magnets. One can drop a ton of dough in the visitor center. Paula bought a couple of shirts and a tote bag. I wrote two postcards to the grandkids. We escaped with only $66 on my Visa,

Then we hopped on the next shuttle leaving the visitor center. We got off a couple of times to walk around and take pictures. We did one short hike down to the Virgin River. There are easy hikes and not so easy hikes. We stayed to the easy hikes. During our ride along the trail, we often saw several deer. Drivers were quite aware of the deer. No deer were hit. They just looked up and said “Ho hum, more visitors”. It’s a good place for deer to live

Enough of my blather. Every you looked there was someone with a phone in their hand looking up at the sky and peaks to take a picture. I wonder how many pictures are taken at Zion every year? Here are some of my pictures: