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Flashback: Hiking at Zion National Park in Utah

November 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tonight my father and I are going to see a movie at Regal Hollywood 27, a movie that Dad suggested based on what he’d heard one of his friends say: Into the Wild. Directed by Sean Penn and featuring a back-to-nature theme taking place in Alaska, it’s sure to be something Dad and I will enjoy.

The first thing I looked at were the reviews: the composite review (average of many major reviews) is a B+, which is quite good in comparison to most flicks.

Next I started reading reviews to learn more about the movie (but not wanting any spoilers). Based on a true story, the protagonist, Chistopher McCandless, flees civilization despite a promising upper-middle class life and drives his beat-up Datsun as far as he could take it — which was to be the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This location sounded familiar to me, and upon googling I saw why: it was in close proximity to our stomping grounds during a wonderful nature trip with Dad, our trip to Utah.

I decided to Google-map it to see how close Lake Mead is to Zion National Park. When I started zooming in on Zion,I noticed that, along with roads, hiking trails were showing up. Soon thereafter, I was viewing — and reliving my hike on — the incredibly strenuous and beautiful Angel’s Landing trail in the heart of Zion.

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