Done a few amazing American West drives over recent years both solo and with family, but last year was the first time i ever did Zion.
Last year i was going with my brother for a 2 week Grand Circle and he let me down 2 weeks before so i had to go solo. Turned out to be 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life.
Zion has instantly become my favourite. I went in November and caught some magnificent fall colours. Hiked Angels Landing and Observation Point on consecutive days and would have done them again the next two if i had time. I just wish we had places here in the UK a few hours away from home that we could drive to like this.
I always knew i had to come back. So back again in less than a month and bringing my mom. Ive mentioned it so much that she said she wants to come. Scouts Lookout will be her limit but she's heard alot (probably too much) about A.L. She will miss out on O.P thou.
Ive actually saved all my work holidays to go on this trip that will also include D.V, Yosemite and PCH to S.Fran, all of which ive never been to before. Also doing G.C North Rim for the first time although done south 4 times.
Ive heard alot about comparing Zion to Yosemite and actually get to experience both this time.
I feel like a kid.