Thursday, June 2, 2016

Zion National Park | Utah

Zion National Park is a canyon with the Virgin River at the bottom and lined with these red rock formations.  In order to get full light on them, it has to be at least 10 AM, and by the time 2 PM comes along, you'll start to get shadows on the other side. 


To imagine the size of some of these rock mountains, check out about halfway down the face of this next one, you'll see a line of green trees.  They are actually tall pine trees, so it will give you a reference on size.

This is a little house wren, according to the ranger who was there when I got this shot.

On another day, I took a hike to The Narrows.  The Narrows is where the canyon becomes less wide and in order to continue the hike (which could last a couple days, round trip), you need to walk in the river.  I elected not to do this, for multiple reasons, such as really cold water, wet hiking boots and time constraints.   
The squirrels are not afraid of humans at all, they possibly think we're just large animals, such as the deer seen in the park. 


The trail has ferns and delicate wildflowers growing and reminded me of a rain forest.


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