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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Southern Utah Winter Scenes

The heavy snow last week turned rural Southern Utah into a winter wonderland.

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape

 

A leaveless cottonwood tree during winter in Southern Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape


Utah’s Highway 12

State Route 12 is another scenic highway in Southern Utah. It is listed as one of Utah’s Scenic Byways.  It starts near Capitol Reef National Park, ascends the Dixie National Forest to an elevation nearing 10,000 feet, and ends near Bryce Canyon National Park. Here’s just a few images I took when I traveled Highway 12 a few weeks ago.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah’s rural Highway 12 along Calf Creek.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Aspen trees along Utah's Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

Aspen trees along Utah’s Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

The sun sets amongst a brush fire in rural Utah.

The sun sets amongst a smoldering brush fire in rural Utah.

 

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Near Bryce Canyon National Park.


Paria Badlands

These badlands border the Paria River in Southern Utah.

 

Erosion has sculpted badlands along the Paria River in Southern Utah

 

Erosion has sculpted badlands along the Paria River in Southern Utah

 

Erosion has sculpted badlands along the Paria River in Southern Utah

 

Erosion has sculpted badlands along the Paria River in Southern Utah

 

Erosion has sculpted badlands along the Paria River in Southern Utah


Paria Clay Beds

Also known in geologic terms as the Chinle Formation located at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This spot is located at the old Paria Movie Set where The Outlaw Josie Wales was filmed. I half expected Clint Eastwood to come walking out of the landscape. These were shot an hour or two before sunset and with the clouds, made for some great light!

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds are revealed from erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful Chinle Formation clay beds are revealed from erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

 

Colorful clay beds of the Chinle Formation are revealed due to erosion at the The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah