If there was anywhere that I visited on this trip that immediately made it back on to my ‘Places I Need to Visit’ list, Zion National Park was it. Zion is a place that encompasses so many different things, that you feel like you’re traveling through the world after hiking a few miles. Cross-bedded Sandstone Plateaus, Checkerboard Mesa, Kolob Canyon Red Cliffs, Sandstone Cliffs and (my favorite) Emerald Pools can all be found at Zion, and you have to see it to believe it.
Compared to the previous days hike down the Grand Canyon, part 4’s adventure was a cake walk…or a float down a lazy river. Sorry, I had to. We headed from the Grand Canyon over to Page, Arizona for Glen Canyon Horseshoe Bend and a float down the Colorado River.
It’s time for Part 3 of Field Study! Every time I look back on these photos, it lights this fire inside me to be in nature again. Now that the weather is finally warming up again, I can’t wait to get back outside and get back to exploring. That being said, this day was not an easy day, by any stretch of the imagination.
Looking back on this trip brings back some really great memories. Maybe it’s the time of year, but nonetheless, I feel incredibly thankful to have been able to go on these grand adventures. Being in nature really brought into focus how small all of my own problems were (and are), and that was something that I really needed to meditate on, and I think that everyone should try to open themselves up to. I don’t think that this trip could have come at a more opportune time for me, though at the time it didn’t seem like it. As someone who struggles with anxiety a lot in their daily life, these photos and memories bring me peace. I hope that they can do the same for you. All that being said, I strongly encourage everyone to open themselves up to new adventures and experiences, because sometimes a little perspective change is all you need.
I’m super excited to switch gears a little and introduce something a little different! To give you guys some variety from the London posts I’ve been sharing, I’ve decided it’s time to rotate them with posts from a very different trip that I also took recently.