October 13th, 2020
Two stops on today’s leg of the journey: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and Zion National Park.
The light was bright and the sand was fine at the dunes — finer than granulated sugar; the kind of sand you see in an hourglass; a light tint of coral pink. This state park is an anomaly hidden ten miles down a road, among a landscape of pines and junipers. We’ve enjoyed such unique discoveries like this one, every day on the road.
Zion, although stunning, was too crowded for comfort. We rode the bikes all the way up Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and started the hike into the Narrows but turned back (we hiked this years ago so the pressure to see it again was low). This, coupled with a Cyanobacteria warning and a search for a missing person happening concurrently, provided 20/20 clarity that we should move on. More photos of Zion to come later on the blog, after the trip but here’s a teaser.
We’re currently sitting by the fire near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. I’m writing while enjoying a hot cup of noodle soup. Hope you’re healthy, made it through the day and found something joyful about life today wherever you are in the world.
Photos of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.