So, I’ve finally gotten all settled, unpacked, and gotten updated on all I couldn’t track through my phone (which was why there were some posts from me last week) from my road trip up to Park City, Utah and finally have some downtime to write about my adventure!
Along the way, we stopped in Zion National Park where it hailed on us the first night! The park itself was beautiful (after it stopped raining on us) and had lots of trails for hiking, most of which we did. At the hotel, they had this mini-museum full of taxidermy animals indigenous to Utah which was awesome (my phone was in the car at this point so I didn’t get any pictures, unfortunately)!
When we got to Park City itself the next day, it was pretty late so the only excitement that day was a roadkill moose we passed just outside the city as said day was spent in the car. The next day, we spent 7 hours at this ski resort going on the zip lines, alpine slides (which, if you’ve never been on one, are really damn fun and you should!), and a self-operated roller coaster (you controlled how fast you wanted to go with the breaks on the side of your seat— each person sat on their own sled like the slide). I got really sunburnt that day; my parents thought it was sun poisoning, but I looked it up and don’t have any other symptoms than really red skin on the tops of my hands and a ring around my collar bone and my upper arms (of which is starting to peal argggggggoajdkanfsergajkl;).
Anyways, on Friday we went to the Olympic Park just outside Park City. There, we all did this obstacle course that was suspended about 20/30 feet above ground. That was not fun at alllllll. I mean, I feel accomplished that I did it, but, well, let’s just say I’m really damn glad we did the easy one. Afterwards, I got to go on the bobsled, which made up for the course. (I’ll upload a video later showing the track) It was me, the driver, and a Dutch lady in the bobsled; we scored 10th out of 25 races that day with 68mph as our top speed, completing the course in around a minute. That was fun!
Friday night we started to make our way back to Phoenix and stopped in Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon National Park was just as beautiful as Zion, except we really couldn’t get super close to some of the rock formations, being more fenced in, and we saw actual wildlife (and some cows that has wandered onto the road halfway up the mountain!). By Saturday night we were back home, ending the approximately 30 hours of driving just before the dust storm hit around 5/5:30.