Reblog from about 4 years ago.
When visitors to Zion National Park ask me what hike they should try, I tell them if they aren’t afraid of heights and adventure, you must conquer the diabolical Angel’s Landing. I’ve completed it 3 times but see no reason to risk my life again. The peak was named by a Methodist clergyman, Frederick Vining Fisher, who thought that ‘only an angel could land on it’ although I made it.
The National Park Service offers plenty of warnings.
It’s a 2 1/2 mile climb from the…
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I’ve been out there 4 or 5 times but the light approaching sunset was almost-perfect this time. White Pocket is an area in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona. It’s a difficult drive on sandy roads to get there, but well worth the struggle. One vehicle that only had 2-wheel drive got stuck in the sand and was only rescued when a Jeep Wrangler with a winch showed up and saved this couple a large towing bill.
The colors are disappearing fast at Zion National Park. Lack of rain here(rained once in last 2 months) has muted the colors.
A few shots from in and around Gooseberry and Hurricane Mesas.
From the last two weeks.
Scene and sound along Zion National Park’s Virgin River this past week. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen
Kolob Terrace is a high-elevation area in and around Zion National Park. Unfortunately, I got up there a bit late for peak fall colors but this wilderness spot is special nonetheless.