In Southern Utah, cottonwood trees continue to display their brilliant colors.
Scene and sound along Zion National Park’s Virgin River this past week. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen
The fall colors invaded the main part of Zion National Park, at the 4,200 foot level.
The rain and wind storm swept through Zion yesterday and produced some great photo ops. More to follow.
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 streets of nearby Springdale were covered with mud.
Menacing clouds approached later in the night.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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