A few weekends ago Jack and I went on a road trip from Santa Fe, NM to Zion National Park, Utah. We camped for 4 days and 3 nights and had a blast. The beauty of the landscape was breathtaking and the hikes we enjoyed were strenuous yet extremely fun! We car camped inside Zion National Park alongside a beautiful river that we were thankful to enjoy on one of the hot summer days. While in the park we enjoyed the Angel's Landing Hike, The Narrows Hike and the Observation Point Hike. All 3 were pretty strenuous but well worth it for the views, the coolness factor and the exhilaration of the hike. After exploring Zion we trekked on over to Bryce Canyon National Park for some quick look sees and then it was back to NM for us...but not before an exciting adventure off roading on a dirt road...40 miles of it...through thick mud, steep cliff drop offs and numerous wash-outs. Thrilling...so much so that I only could snap before and after pics because the rest of the time I was white knuckling! Jack handled it beautifully and got us safely through...then after 45 minutes of washing thick, concrete like mud out of our wheel wells it was back on the road high-tailing it home. Fantastic trip.