Utah rocks!

Von Helen

I`ve lived in Bavaria for 28 years and I`ve seen a lot of the Alps but when it comes to rocks (Felsen,Gestein) Utah is in a totally different league. The name Utah comes from the Navajo Indians who were referred to by the Apache as „Yuttahih“ meaning „one that is higher up.“. Utah has 5 National Parks :Arches, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and Capital Reef. We visited 3 of them and found each to be very different although the central theme is rocks. The beauty of Bryce Canyon is difficult to put into words and any photograph certainly doesn`t do it justice (etwas gerecht werden). This was indeed our favourite National Park because the beauty really does take your breath away. Zion has some stunning scenery (eine atemberaubende Landschaft) with plenty of green and water. At Arches we loved the balancing rock and of course we took on the somewhat strenuous (anstrengend) walk to the Delicate Arch – it was after all (schließlich) 38° and a 55 minute uphill climb. The view at the top was just so rewarding (es hat sich sehr gelohnt). Now we`ve seen enough rocks, so it`s goodbye to Utah, you certainly do rock !