Something about the name Zion has always appealed to me. I can't really point out why, other than the fact that it just sounds like dope. Zion... Zion... Zion... It just has that utopic feel to it. Utopia being an imaginary place where everything is just perfect. A word very fitting to describe Zion National Park. Little did I know, Zion is a Hebrew word that means "a place of peace and relaxation." This canyon was given it's name by Mormon pioneers in 1800's and if I were a Mormon next to the one who said, "We shall name this canyon Zion" .... I would be like, "Hell yea bro! I'm all the way wit it!" Because that's exactly what I felt when we were covering the grounds of Zion. Something about the formation of the mountains that really made you feel like you were in a completely different world. I mean, almost every National Park makes you feel somewhat like you're in a different world, this is due to the fact that it's well preserved. It's free of all the industrial shit and civilization that it just feels raw. I could only imagine what this place would be like without all the roads, the visitor centers and port potties.