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Fall Colors Persist

In Southern Utah, cottonwood trees continue to display their brilliant colors.

 

Fall colors have arrived in Southern Utah near Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Autumn Tranquility

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


Fall Colors In Zion Canyon

The fall colors invaded the main part of Zion National Park, at the 4,200 foot level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zion National Park’s Rain

The rain and wind storm swept through Zion yesterday and produced some great photo ops. More to follow.

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah

 

zion-virgin-r_7690A swollen Virgin River

 

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A passing rain storm produces thick clouds and fog at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains have produced ephemeral waterfalls at Zion National Park, Utah


The Bad, the Good, The Ugly at Zion Today

Tremendous monsoonal thunderstorms ravaged Zion National Park today, closing the main road thru the park due to rock slides. But as with any storm, the aftermath can be delightful.

 

THE BAD

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

081016-Boulder-at-ZionFIrsw-970x546Photo courtesy of The St. George News, all others captured by Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

THE GOOD

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the West Temple at Zion National Park, Utah

The Virgin River returns to a more normal flow.

 

THE UGLY

 

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The streets of nearby Springdale were covered with mud.

 

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Menacing clouds approached later in the night.

 


Fall Colors Invade Zion Canyon- Part 1

Like an army of ants, autumn colors made its journey through Zion Canyon the past few weeks.  Cottonwoods, maples and scrub oaks are the trees that provide the display.  Its just too bad that the colors don’t stay longer.

 

Fall colors have arrived along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Fall colors have arrived along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fall colors have arrived at Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, UtahAutumn colors at the foot of Angel’s Landing

 

Fall colors have arrived along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

Fall colors line the Virgin River in Zion Canyon.

 

The sharp autumn sun sets on the sandstone walls at Zion.

The sharp autumn sun sets on the sandstone walls at Zion.

 

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

 

Cactus grows up on the steep canyon walls at Zion National Park, Utah

Even the cactus looked like they were changing color.

 

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

 

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


A Friendly Walk Up the Narrows

Visiting friends, Ken and Rich from St. Louis, requested the mandatory stroll up Zion National Park’s The Narrows. A must for any visitor. The Virgin River is very refreshing to hike through on a 90 degree day. It’s still hot here in Southern Utah.

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Me, Ken and Rich from left

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The Virgin River cuts through The Narrows at Zion National Park, Utah

 


More 4 Wheeling-This Time With Costly Consequences

My friend Eric and I went 4 wheeling a few weeks ago and both of us ended up getting stuck in the mud!  A rainstorm the previous day altered the banks of the river we drive across thus producing issues.  I didn’t know there is quick sand in the river basin and it is hard to get your vehicle out of it. Up on the sand hills, the dirt road had also been altered by the rain which required a bit of digging. Eric shoveled while I took the pictures.

 

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Another beautiful summer day in the desert. What could go wrong?

 

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Ominous sign

 

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Just a small puddle

 

4 Wheelin_9745It was starting to get a bit rocky.

 

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4 Wheelin_9750Digging was necessary as was taking the picture.

 

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4 Wheelin_9756No problem getting through this!

 

4 Wheelin_9758Beautiful country along the East Fork of The Virgin River, Utah

 

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4 Wheelin_9761Having to drive through the river.

 

4 Wheelin_9760Eric got stuck first but a tow rope and my Ford Ranger pulled him out.

 

4 Wheelin_9762 We used everything at our disposal to get me out but the mud was very thick. Then it started to rain and thunder and I’m thinking flash flood and goodbye Ranger! We drove 10 miles into town and hired 2 locals with a 9,000 pound winch on a Jeep to get the job done.  It cost us a few bucks but the memories will live in infamy!

 

 


Splash!

My friend Eric and I did some off-roading yesterday and part of it involved fording the East Fork of The Virgin River near Zion National Park.  After I went through the water in my vehicle( I was the Guinea Pig), I photographed Eric at various stretches of the river.

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A four Wheel Drive Vehicle Fords The East ork Of The Virgin River in Southern Utah

 

A four Wheel Drive Vehicle Fords The East ork Of The Virgin River in Southern Utah

A four Wheel Drive Vehicle Fords The East ork Of The Virgin River in Southern Utah

 

A four Wheel Drive Vehicle Fords The East ork Of The Virgin River in Southern Utah

 

A four Wheel Drive Vehicle Fords The East ork Of The Virgin River in Southern Utah


Another Glorious Sunset At Zion Country

A brief storm passed through Zion country yesterday and left behind clean skies and dramatic colors at sunset.  These images and more can be purchased as prints at Dawn2Dawn Photography

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Zion Sunset

Zion Sunset

Zion Sunset

Zion Sunset

Zion Sunset