The 28th started out as a beautiful day. The
sun was shining with bright blue clouds and puffy white clouds. In
the morning we went on a tram tour of the valley and did a moderate hike
up to Emerald Pools where we saw several small waterfalls. In the
afternoon the kids went into a Junior Ranger program where they learned
about nature around Zion. Lesley hiked the Watchman trail while Dave
went into Springdale to pick up supplies and do some laundry. After
that, the rains started and continued through dinner. Then to an
IMAX movie about Zion (parts were politically correct showing the Indian
legends) with some pretty thrilling views of the valley and climbers.
Off to dinner and a show afterwards - a humorous and informative talk by
a Ranger about the geology and formation of Zion. Now back home in
our cabin for my computer homework. Enough of my talk - you're waiting
for the pictures:
Although we only stopped once on the tram tour, I was able to get this shot of a white mountain. It's unusual in that it isn't redish like most of the others (the redish comes from iron oxide - rust).