“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
Pipe Springs National Monument in Arizona
The Kaibab Paiutes Indian Tribe have a big voice at this National Monument. The exhibits in the visitor center are mostly centered around the indian presence in the area. The staff is friendly. The tour was informative. The Rangers are trying to make a working farm here just like the original Mormon inhabitants. We were encouraged to pick fresh apples and grapes from the fields.
A spring runs through the area so this was a good place for pioneers to stop and rest. Mormon ranchers began settling near water sources in the 1860’s. The small hike at the National Monument has a great view of the area. I enjoyed the different colors of the landscape here. Its a nice change from Washington & Oregon’s greenery this Summer.
Kevin and I rode the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava. We hiked the Riverwalk trail to the narrows. This is a 2-mile round trip hike. Its mostly a paved trail. We saw a hanging garden in the cliffs by the trail. The canyons in Zion are big, colorful and fun to hike.
After, exploring Zion we stopped at a produce stand. The stand didn’t have an employee inside. We had to insert payment into a wood insert. lol We bought some apples & pears here.
Next, Kevin and I are exploring Cedar Breaks National Monument, geocaching & visiting a farmer market in Utah.
National Stamps for Pipe Springs National Monument & Zion National Park
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