Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I was really excited to get in a good daytime project, but that didn't mean holding back on my night shots. I always love when I can simply set up the camera outside the tent in a scenic spot, and the Watchmen Campground at Zion did not disappoint.
|The Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT|
|A Beautiful Parking Lot|
Thursday, November 8, 2012
|Angel's Landing. Thank you iPhone panorama.|
|The Trail to West Ridge and the real beginning of Angel's Landing|
|We started around noon riding the shuttle in to Zion Canyon and disembarking at the Grotto Trailhead. The West Ridge Trail led up switchbacks carved in to the rock and paved smooth with the feel of an attraction line at Disney World. I absolutely loved this hike, but I kept imagining the stunning views were simply green screens and computer animation instead of the resultant wear and tear of wind and water over millions of years.|
|The trail along the ridge narrows as you approach the final ascent to Angel's Landing|
|Sheer drops on both sides of the trail. If you're afraid of heights, don't look down here.|
|The views down Zion Canyon were stunning.|
The final ascent consisted of steep layered rocks with steps hand chiseled by park employees during the Great Depression.
|Enjoying a sit at the top. A homeless looking man was even having a sleep...|
|All four hikers successfully at the top!|
|The view back down the ridge and toward the next day's hike deep in the Narrows.|
Sunday, November 4, 2012
|Dropping in to a narrow section|
|The upper Subway|
Arriving at the final waterfall, we rappelled down to the Subway proper and found photographers hard at work at the end of the line for hikers doing the route bottom-up.
|The Subway - Zion|
|Exit the Subway Tunnel|
|In to the sunlight|
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We arrived at Zion and grabbed a permit for the Subway Trail top-to-bottom. The next morning we headed out to Kolob Canyon, parked one car at the exit before heading to the trailhead and began the full day trek.
We began the day in beautiful morning sunshine as we hiked further in to the park.
|Slick-rock on the Subway Trail - Zion National Park|
|Slick-rock on the Subway Trail|
From here we put on our wetsuits and climbing harnesses and descended in to the slot canyon...