Thursday, May 22, 2008

Zion

Location: Zion National Park, Utah

Click for Larger Image of My RV at Zion Just After DawnIt is hard to capture the enormity of the Grand Canyon -- it is too wide, too deep, and too immense. Likewise, Zion is difficult to capture, but its immensity goes in the other direction --up, and around, and up some more. It is one huge hunk of rock in front of other huge hunks of rocks, surrounded by more hunks of rock -- and they all take turns being in the foreground or fading to the back as the landscape changes and evolves with each turn in the road or trail.

Click for Larger Image of Angels Landing TrailOne spectacular hike is to Angels Landing, approximately at the top of the mountain in the photo to the right. The trail begins at the river, ascends to, and through, a canyon and then follows switchbacks to the top. Once at the top, the trail narrows and continues over steep rocks where chains have been bolted into the rockface to assist hikers. We made it half way through this final section, and then returned to the trailhead. We hiked almost 5 miles, gained 1488 feet, and had amazing views of the canyon.

Here are additional photos of Zion:

Click for Larger Image of Zion
Click for Larger Image of Zion

2 comments:

Don Rosenberger said...

HI ZoAnn,

It's been awhile since I checked in. Zion....... I'm really jealous!!! Looks like you might be shooting HDR?? I'm always shooting HDR these days. It adds a lot to my processing time, but extends my shooting times into mid-day. Well worth the trade off.

Hope all is well!!

Don

AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

Nice pics, Zo.