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Zion National Park I

Zion National Park has to be one, if not the most, impressive park in the American Southwest. The sheer size of the cliffs will make even the biggest ego feel small. Here we were, in a snowy red rock paradise and had it practically to ourselves. Not quite, but I was surprised at the lack of crowds since in summer one has to use shuttles to move around the Zion Canyon. In the morning, we walked the snowy and icy Canyon Overlook Trail, at the end of which I was again left marveling whether scenery can get better than that. Only the fear of losing the kids to a fall down a cliff kept me from drifting away to a scenery induced nirvana... We spent the afternoon driving around the park, first the Zion Canyon and later the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway.

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Highlander Philip, Matthew and I at the lookout Matthew resting Canyon overlook Good place for a photo Radka and Matthew
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Radka and Matthew - let me see! Pine tree Canyon lookout Canyon lookout Canyon lookout Canyon lookout
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Canyon lookout Thomas, Lisa, Philip and Matthew Going up Zion-Mt Carmel Highway Going down Zion-Mt Carmel Highway Zion Canyon road Zion Canyon road
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Zion Canyon road Virgin River River bend Contrail Matthew River bend
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River bend in BW Up to the tunnel Impressed Highlander Impressed by the snowy scenery Mt Carmel road
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Mt Carmel road in BW Car Icicles Falling rocks
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Ranger Rock stop Last light Last light One, two, three, pull! Now on to the other rock
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Ranger car Done Car-trails Car-trails Christmas


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