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Zion National Park (UT) - Sept. 19-20, 2005
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Zion NP Map. Came down thru Brianhead Ski Area previous day and visited Ceadar Breaks
First Day - Entered Kolub Canyon section. Nice road access to several short hike
View from Timber Creek Overlook
Hiking along Taylor Creek Trail
Rendering of photo above by budding artist Diane
Old homestead along trail. NPS felt it necessary to post that it doesn't look safe
Double Arch Alcove
Flora on return hike
Next Day outside Main Zion entrance
Yours truly at Upper Emerald Pool. Photo was taken by a British lady I met on the shuttle bus, who was a UN intepreter, and spoke 7+ languages. On the shuttle bus,I overheard her husband was whining about his feet hurting, so she asked to hike along with me, and he stayed behind
On the hike back from Emerald Pool(s),which were not impressive...
Cactii along Kayenta Trail
View from Kayenta Trail
Hiking with the masses along a paved trail
No vehicles are allowed in Zion Canyon section. Everone takes the free (with admission) shuttle from point to point. How quaint and rustic...
Hiker across Virgin River. Lots of people had rented water shoes just to do this hike!
Canyon along Virgin River
Behind Zion Visitor Center. Shuttle busses in distance
Heading East on Rt. 9. Impressive arch
1930's Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel to east side of park allows single direction of traffic. Busses have to go down the middle
I found the scenery more diverse and better on the east side
Checkerboard Mesa closeup
Construction stop (for no apparent reason) along Rt. 89 on the way to Page, AZ and my Grand Canyon trip
- U.O.N., Olympus C-740UltraZoom Digital Photography by William F. Smith (3.2 MP, 2048x1536, 10X optical 38-380mm)