Sunlight from a rising sun appears on the Towers Of The Virgin at Zion National Park this week.
Salvador Dali made an appearance at Zion National Park today and created some unusual brush strokes against the magnificent azure sky!
Lake Powell has more shoreline than the United States’ entire Pacific Ocean Coastline. Approximately 2,200 miles of it. Pictured here are only a few miles of it but it’s pretty cool. The lake’s water level changes throughout the year as its primary source, the Colorado River, provides more water via snow melt in the Rockies.
This is a 54 mile dirt and gravel road that reaches Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Southern Utah. It should be named “Hole In The Head Road” because you must have one to finish this. It begins near the town of Escalante and The Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. The end of the road is Hole In The Rock, where Mormon settlers used a small gap in the sandstone to reach the Colorado River and beyond in order to settle into Southeastern Utah (More On The Hole in a later post).
Rays from a setting sun accentuate the many ridge lines at Zion National Park, Utah
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!
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!
The heavy snow last week turned rural Southern Utah into a winter wonderland.