Monday, April 20, 2009

A Breath of Fresh Air

Jeff and I went to Zion last weekend. We hiked up to Observation Point. I knew it was a long hike, and I knew we were hiking to a high point, but I never put the two together. It was 8 miles round trip. 4 miles straight up the mountain. It was beautiful up there and so nice to get away from everything for a day. The weather was perfect, too. I wasn't raised to be an outdoorsy kinda girl, but I think with more trips like this, Jeff might convert me to the wild.

We did some experimenting with photography while we were there. We're no Dallas Golden, but Jeff snapped some cool pics. The top of that mountain in the first picture is where we were headed.
I don't know how many times I heard Jeff say, "Alright Sarah, we just have to get to those pine trees clear up there and then it's pretty much flat after that." 
This was one of my favorite parts of the hike.
Ah. And we finally made it to the top.

There were a lot of squirrels at the top. They were so used to getting fed by the hikers that they would come right up to us. I was more scared of the squirrels than they were of me.
This was also another one of my favorite parts of the hike.

Needless to say, it was a fun weekend. And definitely the breath of fresh air I needed to prepare for the dreaded finals week.


jlthomas said...

So pretty and great photos! The picture of the two you is so good, did you guys take that of yourselves?!

Rebecca said...

The photos aren't too shabby, even if they aren't quite up to the Golden standard.

Looked like a fun day!

Cade & Leslie said...

So pretty! you guys look cute in all of those pictures. I really want to hike that! It's so pretty. But I am such a huge wuss, and a complainer. Plus, Cade doesn't like to stop and smell the roses on hikes. He wouldn't take breaks! And he'd hate me by the end of it. woo. All of these concerns and more. Pep talk me into going on that hike Sar!

The Cox Crew said...

What happened to the beard? I thought Mountain Men that go on hikes have beards? Looks fun.