Last weekend I went to Kolob Arch with some good friends in an overnight backpacking trip. It was a grueling 18 mile hike from start to finish, but well worth it! Not only was the view great, but the quality time with friends was amazing.
Anyway, the trip through Hop Valley was awesome! The landscape is absolutely breathtaking!
It starts out pretty cool, but the further one gets into Hop Valley, its like, WOW!
Off in the distance, you can see the pine trees at the end of the valley, well, the trail climbs that hill and looks down on La Verkin Creek Valley. (Seen below.)
Coming down that hill into La Verkin Creek is a killer, but at dusk? Oh man!
Early next morning, we took a jaunt over to Kolob Arch and was able to enjoy it at sunrise before leaving on the Lee Pass Trail.
After this view, it was a long grueling climb up to the Lee Pass Trailhead that ended in exhaustion and exhilaration, happy to have done this hike that I’ve always wanted to do, but who knows if it’ll happen again. We’ll see.