Head out of So. Cal to points north, about 450 miles to Zion NP. Eazy Peazy! I've been trying to squeeze this in for a few weeks now, you know how this goes. Self employment allows me freedom and chains at the same time. Cut to the chase, here are the pics.... Heading east on hwy 9 you come across the 'shoe tree'. Legend says that after you climb Angels Landing in Zion this is where you donate... I arrived at the entrance by 8am, wait a second, there is some traffic... Holy crap there is tons of traffic, it's Tues! Well since i'm in Zion 3 or 4 times a year, I'll take a 'bye' this time... Looking toward the park... Nice spot right outside the park in Springdale. With a few pics shot from the parking lot... Switch to Plan B So I took off out of Zion and headed back to St. George, did a little lookin' around, got a burger at In-n-Out and started south on I15. South of SG takes you through Virgin Gorge(RedRockRider has done some wonderful stuff from 'on top' of the gorge, this is from the hwy... South of Mesquite and north of Vegas is Valley of Fire. Fantastic state park with low visitor count. Kinda of a sleeper park. The geology and colors are wonderful... The cabins were built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. back in the 1930's when the park first became a state park... Zoomin' through the park... E.T. got chewed out when he got 'home'. A small sample of the remnants of rain. This was all over the park... Old art... On my way out of the park, with a quick ride back to Vegas for the night... ...and heading back to Kalifornia. This is new construction that is going on with three of these towers being built and a whole lotta' mirrors. All in all a nice little 1000 mi. ride with some great southwest views. Thanks for viewing... Sam.