Thought I would share one last Zion image – this morning we head up the Dalton Highway to the North Slope. I hope to post if I get internet, but it might be hard to come by up there.
Reflections in Zion’s Echo Canyon – this is a bit visually confusing as it hard to differentiate what portion of the image is canyon and what reflection on the standing water.
This is looking down into Zion and the Temple of Sinawava. If you look close, you can see a bus parked down there, and a trail leading into the Zion Narrows.
We are home from a fun, but interesting trip. Fun as we saw lots of beautiful country and did a couple of wonderful backpacking trips. Interesting as in the weather. Our past trips during that time of year to the same areas often featured highs in the 90’s. I teased my buddy Patrick a bit for bringing a down jacket, but in the end, I regretted not having mine. This year we had more rain, cold weather and even snow then we would have back home of the Alaska Coast! Pretty crazy, but it did lead to some unique photo opps!
Back from a killer backpacking trip on the East Rim that began with a hike to the top of Observation Point seen here. I knew the view from Observation Point would be amazing since you look down on Angel’s Landing – but had know idea how beautiful the trail would be – it is an awesome trail!
Here are more photos from Zion from earlier trips.
Yesterday in the Narrows. Hard to visit Zion without taking a hike up this beautiful canyon.
Sunrise from near our wonderful campsite along the West Rim Trail. This was way up there at around 6,800 feet – you hike down into the canyon you see here to reach the upper portion of the Angel’s Landing Trail.
This was yesterday along the West Rim Trail a mile and a half past Angel’s Landing at about 6,500 feet. This elevation is at peak right now! Much of this trail is above 7,500 feet, and those colors are past, and most on the ground. In the valley floor, colors are just beginning to change. I would say at the Temple of Sinawava, maybe 20% of the leaves are now yellow, with a bit less further down the valley. The next few weeks should be great.