Thursday, 18th of April 2013 at 08:48:37 PM

Canyonlands 2013 day 3: towards Zion

I checked out from Flamingo at 5am and drove again to Car Rental station to check for my desired vacation car. I was lucky. During the night one Jeep GC came back. A beautiful white one with the big V8 engine. I immediately took the car and gave back the Kia.

old Kia in the front and new Jeep in the back

My plan today was to start the round trip to Zion-Escalante-Moab-Page-Las Vegas. First Stop was St. George, Utah. It took me app. 2 hours to drive from Las Vegas to the trailhead, which is accesible through a steep unpaved road.

driving up to Yant Flat Trailhead

The hike was a small 6 mile roundtrip, down to a plateau where lots of photgenic sandstone should be present. It was an ideal hike to start and forget the flat tire desaster. I departed at 10 am and returned 2.30 pm.

Yant Flat plateau

wild flowers at yant flat

In the afternoon I drove to Zion N.P. My Anual Park Pass from 2012 was still valid and I selected a small hike which I did not knew yet, the Hidden Canyon Trail. Another 6 mile roundtrip.

beginning section of Zion’s hidden canyon trail with view to Observation Point

I found  a Hotel in close city of Hurricane, UT where I arrived at 9pm.


Hiking Mileage today:   19.2 km / 12 miles

Yant Flat (9.6 km) Hidden Canyon (9.6 km)

Hiking Mileage total:    25.2 km / 15.8 miles

curious incidents today: Unexpectadly I still got my desired vacation Rental: Jeep Grand Cherokee, but also the

  • V8 Engine 5.7l
  • QudratracII + Selec-Terrain: Mud,rock snow
  • full leather sports seats
  • ventilated seats
  • sunroof
  • parkview rear-back camera
  • electronic adjustable steering wheel
  • Bluetooth Audio to my iphone5

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