The Nagasawa Family Photos

June - July 2019


We took the kids to see and hike Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyons, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Monterey Bay. Then we attended a 25 year reunion of Mako's Christian fellowship friends in Monterey.


June 17 - 18: Zion (Weeping Rock, Sinawava Temple, Watchman Trail, Emerald Pool)

June 19: Zion (Scout's Landing, Kolob Canyon)

June 20: Zion (Overlook Pass); Bryce Canyon (Rim Trail, Queen's Trail, Navajo Trail, Wall Street Trail, sunset)

June 21: Bryce Canyon (sunrise); Horseshoe Bend 

June 22: Antelope Canyons; Grand Canyon

June 23: Grand Canyon; Sedona (Bell Rock)

June 24: Sedona (Crescent Moon Park)

June 25: Joshua Tree 

June 26: Yosemite (Mariposa Grove)

June 27: Yosemite (Vernal and Nevada Falls)

June 28: Yosemite (Upper Yosemite Falls)

June 29: Yosemite (Tafts Point and Sentinel Dome)

June 29: Yosemite (Tafts Point, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point)

July 1: Yosemite (Lower Yosemite Falls, boating)

July 2: Yosemite (Tuolomne Wilderness, Lembert Dome, Dog Lake, Olmstead Point)

July 4: Monterey Bay (whale watching)



We flew out from Boston to Las Vegas, rented an SUV, and drove through AZ to UT, and into Zion National Park! 


These canyon walls are spectacular.


Deer roamed the lodge lawn.



On June 18th, we woke up to hike around the river, to Weeping Rock.



Weeping Rock is so named because the rock is porous, and traps water, gradually releasing it in relatively slow drips.





See the face in the rock? 





This is the closest we got to The Narrows, because the water level in the river was high.


Temple Sinawava is named that because this area was revered as holy by native people. 




In the afternoon, we hiked the Watchman's Trail. 





The switchbacks were decently steep at times. I made the mistake of trying to keep up with my kids on the way down. I woke up the next day with a very sore left knee. 



These are the lower Emerald Pools. 







Next: June 19: Zion (Scout's Landing, Kolob Canyon)


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