Hike 27: ザイオンの東 East Zion – Between Two Canyon Loop


久しぶりのザイオンの東、7.5km、ナバホ砂岩層の登り300m以上、全行程7.5kmをぐるりと回るハイクでした。The hike was in the east side of Zion National Park, 4.5 miles round trip with 1000 feet of climbing. It’s been a while since I came to Zion for a hike.

朝3時半に起き、ハイク仲間と5時に待ち合わせ、まだ真っ暗な中を歩き始めました。 We woke up at 3:30am, met our hike friends at 5am, and started walking when it was still dark.

暑くなる前にハイキングを終わらせるためです。 We wanted to finish the hike before it got hot.

太陽の光が差し始めました。The light from the Sun started shining on the cliff.

山間の高台に着いた時には、イーストテンプルが光を受けて私たちを迎えてくれました。 When we got to a mesa between the canyons, the majestically lit East temple greeted us.

そこでしばらく休憩です。涙が出るほど美しい。 We had a short break there. It was so beautiful that it made me almost cry.

その後しばらくイーストテンプルの方向に歩いて行きます。 We continued toward the East temple after that.

最近の嵐で水が流れ、水溜りが沢山できていました。 Because of the recent storms, many pools were created.

水溜りを避けながら、さらにズンズン進みます。 We kept going on avoiding the pools.

私たちのハイクも後半に入りました。下りが多くなります。 In the second half of our hike, we started going down more than going up.

それでも魅了される景色ばかり。 How majestic it was!

この雄大な景色の中、ただひたすら嬉しくて、やっぱりハイキングが大好きなんだと実感しました。 I was simply so happy in the grand nature, and realized again that I like hiking here.

トレイルのない山道です。だから観光客はほぼ皆無。静寂の世界。 There are no trails there, so almost no tourists go there. It was so peaceful.

ありがとう、ザイオン。大好きです! Thank you, Zion. I love you!

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