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Hiking Lower, Middle and Upper Emerald Pools, Zion National Park

Zion National Park Sign
Zion National Park Entry

The day before I hiked Zion National Park I sat in the comfort of my hotel room and watched the local news.  As I sat snuggled in with Boomer by my side I watched a news story about some hikers who were caught in a flash flood, in Zion, near the trail I was planning to hike. Needless to say I was slightly worried…

Like everything in life, however, if you let something scare you enough you would probably never leave your house. Granted flash flooding is more scary than… oh I don’t know watching Lindsey Lohan in a serious acting role… but I did not let the potential for flash flooding scare me so much that I locked myself inside the hotel room – only to peek out the windows every few minutes to see if the rush of water was headed my way.

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Hiking the National Parks When You Hate Hiking

Zion National Park Photos
Zion’s beauty is what motivated me to do something I hate… Hiking!

I am not a fan of hiking. Alright I’m not going to lie to you – I hate hiking. Pretty much the only way you can get me to go is to promise me a grand finale photo of awesomeness at the end of the hike… sweeten the deal by throwing in a beer and I may not bitch along the way… however I am not promising I won’t privately complain in my head. But you won’t be able to hear that so it won’t matter.