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Post Rainstorm at Zion

From Wednesday.

Fog rolls into Zion Canyon after a rainstorm at Zion National Park, Utah


Zion Sunrise

Sunlight from a rising sun appears on the Towers Of The Virgin at Zion National Park this week.

 

 


Dali Like Sky

Salvador Dali made an appearance at Zion National Park today and created some unusual brush strokes against the magnificent azure sky!

 

 


Zion Sunset

Rays from a setting sun accentuate the many ridge lines at Zion National Park, Utah

 


Some More Zion Pics!

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The sandstone pinnacles and sheer walls of Eagle Crags are ubiquitous on the drive just before entering Zion National Park, Utah. This panorama is actually 3 shots stitched together in Photoshop.

Kind of looks like Mordor from Lord Of The Rings

Classic Sedimentary rocks at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun provides a silhouette of a canyon wall at Zion National Park, Utah


Hidden Zion

There’s a place in Zion National Park that few people venture. It is accessed along the Chinle Trail that is not well-known.  Over the years that I’ve hiked the trail, I’ve noticed some clay beds a few hundred yards off the beaten path but didn’t think they presented much of a photo op.  I finally decided to check it out and I’m glad I did!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Back In Business

My camera took another hit a few weeks ago due to an accident but now it is better.  You may remember a few years ago that this same camera accidentally fell into a creek high in the Sierras and took some time to heal after Canon said it was totaled. This time I spilled a soft drink on the camera which was sitting on my vehicle’s passenger seat but I quickly dried it off,  but some damage was done. It was a coke(No more cokes) and they contain a lot of syrup which got into some of the dials and switches on the camera.  After a few days, I couldn’t move a few. I gambled with some WD-40 and after a few weeks of drying out, the camera is in fine running order. For my next camera, I will purchase accidental damage insurance which is available.   So I took some photos out in my backyard of Zion National Park which turned out just fine!

 

Dark clouds pass through Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 


Leftovers From Death Valley

Leftovers can be good. Like pizza or Chinese food, leftovers may be better than the originals.

 

Visitors explore the Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes at Death Valley National park, California

Visitors explore the Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California. I don’t walk on these dunes because of the extreme foot traffic it receives. Doesn’t make for good photos except from a distance.

The Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes at Death Valley National park, California

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The Furnace Creek Inn at Death Valley National Park, California

The Furnace Creek Inn at Death Valley rents for a cool $499 per night. They also charge a $13.44 per day resort fee. Really?

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Cottonball Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Brightly colored rock formations make up the landscape at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Palm trees survive in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park, California

 

Rugged mountains line Badwater Basin At Death Valley National Park, Calfirornia

 

The bright colors of Mustard Hills at death Valley National Park, California

The bright colors of Mustard Hills at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Vegetation grows on the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Funky clouds pass over California's Death Valley National Park.


Death Valley’s Panamint Valley

Another large valley at Death Valley National Park is Panamint Valley. It is 65 miles long and up to 10 miles wide and stretches from Panamint Dunes, located inside the park, to the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center. It is also home to the Barker Ranch, infamous as the temporary home of the Charles Manson gang in the late 1960s.

 

The wide expanse and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

Wide expanses and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley. That’s snow-covered Telescope Peak, at 11,043 feet, the highest point in Death Valley NP.

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

The main road meanders through the valley and has some incredible elevation changes.

 

Panamint Dunes were formed when high winds forced sand into the north end of Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

Panamint Dunes was formed when high winds forced sand into the north end of Panamint Valley.

 

Brightly colored Zinc Hill in the Argus Range at Death Valley Natioal Park, California

Brightly colored Zinc Hill in the Argus Range.

 

The wide expanse and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Wide Valleys and tall mountain peaks are the predominate features at Death Valley National Park, California

 

 


Eureka Dunes In Detail

The finer details of  Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park.

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Tracks from a mammal appear in the sand dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Eureka Valley at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California