Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mystery Canyon Zion's National Park

Fall is an amazing season! Whether it is in Little or Big Cottonwood, Rock or Provo Canyon; the colors in all of our favorite retreats are full of incredible yellow, red, and orange shades. If you have been locked up in the office, or even at home, I recommend taking advantage of this beautiful season as winter is approaching fast.

Two weeks ago, a went with a few Out 'N Back employees to one of our favorite playgrounds, Zion's National Park. I was amazed by the beauty in late October, I'm from Colorado and I thought nothing could beat Glenwood Canyon's fall colors, but Zion's is serious competition for any other park!

On Friday afternoon we set out to take on Mystery Canyon, a prize that isn't so easy to pull permits for during more crowded times of year. The canyon is 6-8 hours long, depending on speeds and experience. We took our time as we went through almost half the canyon in the dark, also because the water is VERY cold this time of year.

I have posted a few pictures, in effort to inspire us all to take advantage of this season and the great national parks we enjoy in Utah County. Don't forget to make sure you know where you are going and what you are doing, and be careful. We saw the park rangers heading up the narrows on a rescue in Orderville Canyon the same night we dropped out of Mystery into the Narrows, you can never be too careful. Please get out there and have some fun!

Mike Clark- Employee of the Month