We had breakfast at Bryce Canyon Pines hotel, at an elevation 7777 feet.
We had a plan to go back to Bryce, but we overheard advice about great places in Zion and our waitress said there is a slot Canyon where the locals go. So off down the dirt road and across a couple of creeks to Willis Canyon. A slit canyon is where the water cuts a narrow, deep cleft in the rock. This was about 50 feet deep and 6 or 8 feet wide, with a small creek at the bottom, ok to walk through as long as it's not raining upstream. We saw paw prints in the mud, I think they were cayote, Shyana was sure it was a mountain lion. We were trying to figure out what to do if we meet a bear.
A quick walk to Mossy Cave and the nearby waterfall and then off to Zion.
The entry to the park from the east is incredible, spectacular rock formations and a 1.1 mile long tunnels, then wonderful hairpin turns.
Zion is very different to Bryce and the Grand Canyon, huge red and white cliffs. We walked up to the three Emerald pools and slender waterfalls.
We took the shuttle bus up past Angel's Landing.
Dinner at Thunderbird Restaurant in Carmel UT, " Home of the Ho-Made Pie" apparently there wasn't enough metal for the original sign, and it wasn't quite as inappropriate as it is now.
The food was alright, the Chocolate Cream and Thunderberry (mixed berry) pies were pretty good.
(photos coming later, cannot seem to upload them from here - South Rim Grand Canyon)