July: Zion National Park
A group explores the Narrows at Zion NP.
From New Years 2014-15
Along the trail to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
Andy leans on the railing overlooking Zion Canyon, along the trail to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
The Narrows, Zion
I'm glad I explored the Narrows first thing in the morning; on the way out there were hundreds of people coming in.
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The Narrows at Zion NP.
It's often necessary to wade across the Virgin River when hiking the Narrows at Zion NP.
A spring cascades into the river in Narrows at Zion NP.
A group navigates the Narrows at Zion NP.
Entrance to The Narrows, Zion
A group chooses walking sticks at the entrance to the Narrows, Zion NP.
Riverside Walk, Zion
Along Riverside Walk, from trailhead to the Narrows, Zion NP.
Bighorn sheep, Zion
Bighorn sheep along the East road into Zion National Park.
Sunrise in Zion
Sunrise near Checkerboard Mesa, Zion NP.
Checkerboard Mesa, Zion
Checkerboard Mesa at first light, eastern Zion NP.
Middle Emerald Pool
Middle Emerald Pool, Zion NP
Cascades above Emerald Pools
Water cascades from high above into Lower Emerald Pool -- note people at lower right. Zion NP.
Wildflowers near Emerald Pools
Wildflowers near Emerald Pools, Zion NP.
A view of Zion Canyon; at center, note people on the trail to Emerald Pools.
Andy and John find a hole in Refrigerator Canyon, Zion NP.
Andy, John, and Mara fool around in Refrigerator Canyon, Zion NP.
Andy and John in Refrigerator Canyon
Andy and John stroll through Refrigerator Canyon on our way back from Angel's Landing, Zion NP.
Zion Canyon and Angel's Landing
With Angels Landing to the left, we can see down along Zion Canyon..
View of Angel's Landing
A view of the final approach to Angels Landing, which towers at left center. Note the knife-edge trail and thousand-foot drop. Zion NP.
Approaching Angel's Landing
Andy holds tight to the chain as we get close to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
Near Angel's Landing
At our high point, close to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
John and Mara on Walter's Wiggles
John and Mara climb "Walter's Wiggles", a tight series of paved switchbacks alomg the trail to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
Andy views Zion Canyon
Hiking to Angel's Landing
Andy ascends the trail to Angels Landing, Zion NP.
The trail to Angels Landing cuts back and forth along the cliffside, and parts are actually paved. Zion NP.
The switchbacks of the trail to Angels Landing are cut into the cliffside; you can see hikers making their way up. (Zion NP)
Zion Mountain Ranch chickens
The kids enjoyed the farm animals at Zion Mountain Ranch, outside Zion NP.
From Zion Canyon