Friday, April 10, 2009
Wow What A Day!
Well today was an interesting day. I love hiking, especially in Zions. But today was definitely one for the books. I woke up kinda ornery but figured that hiking would make that better since it usually does, but the friend I went with drove me insane pretty much the whole time. He asked if he could bring his dog yesterday, and I told him most likely not cause they can't ride the shuttles which is the main way to get around the park, plus they aren't allowed on most the hikes. Well he ignored me, and this morning showed up with his dog. I was trying really hard to be nice and gave in and let him bring the dog. Well we got down there and the parking lot in Zions was full, so we had to park in Springville or whatever that towns called. And of course...dogs aren't allowed on the shuttles just like I told him, so we had to walk halfway through town down to the walk-in entrance to Zions, and when we get there the dog is only allowed on one trail. And its quite possibly the worst trail there, just because it goes directly thru the campground the whole way and its a bike trail. So....the entire time bikes are zooming past and we are literally walking through peoples camps. So we get through the hike and I'm tired, Ryder is worn out and tired of the stroller, the dog is worn out and acting up...then I remember we still have to hike out of Zions and half way through town back to the car. Holy cow it was a long day. It felt soo good on my poor feet (I was wearing sandels...wasn't expecting to walk 10 miles today) to soak them in hot water and salt when I got home. And Ryder liked it too. :)