Once again we started the day early - in the darkness before sunrise. But today we hiked the East Mesa and East Rim trail which means we were at the top of the canyon. We didn't know this meant it was 7,000 feet high and we certainly didn't know this meant that it was 24 degrees out when we started the hike! Eventually the sun came out and warmed us up and rewarded us with some great views of Zion Canyon from the East Rim.
The temperature would eventually hit 83 - a full 59 degrees warmer then when we started. There were many photos to choose from, but it was hard to pass up this one from the East Rim looking down Zion Canyon. Hard to believe that what appears to be a small river carved this out of the cliffs!