Traveling was/is always an ordeal, but after picking up my rental SUV I headed out of town. The closer I got to Zion National Park the bigger my grin. It rained all last night but I found that I was relatively comfortable sleeping in the back of the Ford Escape.
In the morning I got up to chilly, but clearing skies, and after a cup of coffee, made on my backpacking stove, I headed to the shuttle bus to take me to the first location. It was real waterfall at Emerald Pools! Because of the early hour there were only a few people there.
For there it was all up hill. Literally and figuratively.