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Angels’s Landing Anyone?

Reblog from about 4 years ago.

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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.

Image Angel’s Landing soars 1,488 feet straight up into the Zion sky

Angel's_3982 I’m going up there?

Image Walter’s Wiggles, named after Walter Ruesch, the park superintendent who devised this series of 21 switchbacks.

Angel's_4026 Your lifeline, the chains!

Angel's_4011 No chains here.

Image The chains offer a safety net because to the right is a 1488 foot drop to the canyon floor. That shuttle bus below looks awfully small.

The National Park Service offers plenty of warnings.

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It’s a 2 1/2 mile climb from the…

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White Pocket- Part Three- Black and White

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Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 


White Pocket-Part Two

More from Mars!

Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


White Pocket Is Simply Amazing. First Of 3 Posts.

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.

 

Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Surreal Autumn Images

These are photographs taken this past week at Zion National Park, Utah. Utilizing in-camera techniques by moving the camera slightly during a slow exposure, you get a distorted image, but not quite a Monet.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Some More Fall Colors

The colors are disappearing fast at Zion National Park.  Lack of rain here(rained once in last 2 months) has muted the colors.

Fall colors have arrived at Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Two Mesas

A few shots from in and around Gooseberry and Hurricane Mesas.

 

 

 

 


Miscellaneous Zion NP Images

From the last two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Video

Autumn Tranquility

Scene and sound along Zion National Park’s Virgin River this past week. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen


Up On Kolob Terrace

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.