Photo Diary, Zion National Park
(near the top of Angels Landing Trail)
Zion National Park is home to my favorite hiking trails. There challenging and the reward to these hikes is more than just the cardio exercise but also the sheer beauty of the valley.
Words are cheap”
pictures speak a thousand words”
so I put this photo diary of my three visits together in hopes you understand my obsession to Zion.
View from the top of Angels Landing
Virgin River, the engineer of the valley which carved the park as we know it today.
Hanging Garden, look closely and you will see the water falling from the cliffs as the water slowly seeps through the rocks over hundreds of years.
rock sized waterfall created as the water seeps through the rock walls.
Trail head of the Zion Narrows is the north fork of the Virgin River. This is a unique trail which the hike is done in the river since a river bank is rarely present.
Waterfall along the Zion Narrows, the volume of water is much less during the dry season of summer.
Deer carcass, I assume
I may not be Ansel Adams but there’s worse endeavors to pursue.
Now that you have seen my photos, do you agree with my obsession?
Oh my goodness – your pictures are killing me! I have been trying to talk my husband into making a trip out there this summer, as it looks like a surreal place to hike – the red rocks make me think of Mars! He is worried about making a trip out though, as he thinks the weather will be too scorching hot over the summer. How did you find it, temperature wise, when you were there?
I went in the spring twice which is the best time to visit. The third time was the hottest mo. of August with 90 degree heat. I was there for 4 days and did my strenuous hikes in the morning and short hikes in the afternoon. I did the Zion Narrows (river trail) and the water was cool even in the afternoon and you can swim in certain areas of the Virgin River (near the entrance). The summer heat can be managed and your family will have so much fun!
Fabulous photos! I miss it even more now.
Thanks. I’m looking forward to part 4 -5 of your trip.