Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Weeping Rock, Zion National Park

A cool place we went to at Zion National Park was called Weeping Rock. From what I understand, this particular place has slate on the bottom and sandstone on the top. The water seeps through the sandstone very slowly and eventually hits the slate. At that point the water slides along the slate until it falls out of the side of the mountain - which gives it the appearance of "weeping." It was pretty cool to see water coming right out of the side of the rock. Some of those water droplets are up to 40 years old.

The ranger at Zion got really mad at me when I called the park Zions. But everyone around here calls it Zions because we have Zions Bank. Everyone asks me 'How was Zions Park?' ... so I guess I'm not the only one. The lady ranger copped an attitude and said in a very nagging voice, "It's not Zions, it's Zion. See, no S. You must be from Utah."

Okay lady, just let me in the park, please. Whatever. The Zion Lodge has some freakin awesome ice cream. We'd go there after hikes and get some.

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