Hanging Gardens

September 22, 2016 Paul Groves

We took the Park shuttle to the stop for the Riverwalk. The shuttle bus had special windows in the ceiling do you could see the high cliffs as you traveled the canyon. One cool feature of the Riverwalk were the areas where water seeped through the porous sandstone. With this source of water, plants are able to grow from cracks and ledges in the cliff faces. These formed hanging gardens with various flowers and leaves. One plant caught our attention because of the delicate purple hues blended with the green.
I earned my Zion Junior Ranger badge by completing 14 tasks including attending a Ranger talk (one of the highlights) and other awareness activities. The challenge made my visit more interesting. I have always found I work better when there is a goal to achieve.