First, the smell. OMG, the wonderful smell of western fir and ponderosa pine forests. Forests here just don't smell quite the same, but that western smell fills my heart.
We started at the northern part of Zion, at Kolob Canyon, and took a walk along the path, and saw our first wildlife, a beautiful snake. I decided not to pet it. I like to respect wildlife like that.
You can see rain off in the distance at the right of the picture.
From there, we went to Bryce, which, did you know, isn't actually a canyon? That's what I learned.
Nonetheless, sunrise the next morning was spectacular!
I took some pictures into the sun, but it would be better to get the sun rising behind you, I think.
The views are just so stunning, aren't they?
That was our first and second days. We spent the nights in cabins at Bryce Lodge, and they were perfection. They're comfortable, have indoor plumbing, and are a great size for a couple people to share.
I'll post photos from the third day before long.