Day 1- After work I grabbed my visiting nephew to hike East Northgate Peak. I have hiked to the viewpoint but never scrambled to the peak. What an amazing, fun, quick hike. In just under an hour I was standing on top a peak with an amazing view of the more remote sections of Z.N.P. and the best part was I only saw one other person! Next time I will try the more difficult West Northgate Peak.
The drive home also was spectacular!
Day 2- Took the nephews to Kolob Reservoir to skip rocks. If you live near Kolob I highly recommend taking a drive right now to see the fall colors. The colors were brighter than I remember for several years.
After going to the lake we drove down to just above the Hop Valley Trailhead and hiked to the hoodoos just of Kolob Terrace Road.
In an attempt to brainwash my 17 month old daughter into becoming a hiker (I recently noticed she was enthralled with one of those corny cheerleader/dance movies that was on TV. I do not want a cheerleader for a daughter so I am attempting to turn her into a hiker by making her hike IDK?? ) The wife, baby and I decided to hit up the East Side of ZNP and hike to Hidden Gardens (thanks Tonya site for the suggestion it was a fun hike!) Niah (daughter) loved the hike, well mostly to play in the sand and pick up rocks anyway. Basically I carried her whenever we needed to move but she still had a blast!
Day 4: Went fishing with my good amigo Kyle Ballard. We didnt catch anything but had a fun time!