Emerald Pools, Zion National Park, Utah

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Emerald Pools, Zion National Park, Utah

Lower Emerald Pool, Zion National Park, Utah.

Despite the name, there isn’t a beautiful emerald colored pool at the Lower Emerald Pool – maybe there was at one time.   There are a couple of nice little waterfalls coming over the alcove and into the pools, along with some nice fall colors, so at least there was still some cool photo opportunities.

Here is a larger version of this photo of the Emerald Pools in Zion.

Hiking the Narrows

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Hiking the Narrows

This is a little more of a traditional shot of the Narrows – and probably better shows what the experience is like!

The Fall colors are all but done in Zion – we are moving on to Palm Springs with a bit of a lay-over in Las Vegas, although I think I will post a few more Zion photos over the next few days.

Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

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Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah.

The Narrows is a famous Zion hike, probably one of the great hikes in the entire west, and for good reason!  Let me describe it and you will understand why.  Basically you are in a narrow canyon with the walls rising straight up 1,500 feet around you.  And if that wasn’t cool enough, the canyon itself has a beautiful, clear water river (Virgin River) running down the middle of it.  In many places the river flows literally from wall to wall so you have (get) to walk right down the middle of it!

This photo is of one of the wider places – thus the trees. Read More