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, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point)

June 30: Yosemite (biking, Yosemite Village, Mirror Lake)

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 woke up early to make it out to Angel's Landing, the most difficult climb of Zion. Unfortunately my left knee was hurting badly from the day before.




We made it to Scout's Landing.


Ahead was Angel's Landing.  Notice the people - tiny in the picture, trekking across the narrow pass guided by the chain. Check out this video someone else made of climbing Angel's Landing. The view of the Zion valley is commanding. Sadly, I decided not to try it because my left knee was hurting.















Back at the lodge.



Then we went to the Court of the Patriarchs.  


In the afternoon, we drove to another part of Zion called Kolob Canyon. It had impressively red rocks. 


I took an interest in tenacious trees. 














This was a fascinating grotto. 




Then we found a small waterfall hidden in a crevice





John's Smeagol impersonation 







Driving back into the main canyon of Zion. 


We stopped for ice cream to reward ourselves. 


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


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