the light of Zion Canyon

I randomly chose this picture tonight to share. I haven’t had a chance to look over anything I shot last week but felt the need to present evidence I actually visited Zion Canyon, haha! Donald’s co-worker Dan, a nice soft-spoken guy, joined us for the day. This scene is from early in the hike to Angel’s Landing. The light in the canyon was gorgeous, everything was bathed in a soft, orange-reddish hue! And even though temperatures would reach triple digits in a couple hours, we started out with a wonderful breeze above the Virgin River. You’ll notice Dan and Don are carrying practically nothing. On the other hand, I was weighed down by a 40 pound backpack containing useless camera gear and a roll of emergency toilet paper.

We left Donald’s house at the absurdly early time of 2:45 AM to ensure we would have a moderately early start to the hike.  Later, the dashboard in his Volvo warned us we were in deep trouble and so we stopped at Walmart in Cedar City for brake fluid. I found a fake gold ring in the parking lot and forgot it on the roof of the Volvo but somehow the ring made it all the way to Zion National Park without flying off!

4 thoughts on “the light of Zion Canyon

  1. Wow, talk about gorgeous light. This is a stunning image Jason, the inclusion of Dan and Donald gives a great sense of scale. 2:45AM? Yikes. I don’t think I’ve ever left that early for a hike! Look forward to seeing more pictures from your trip.

  2. 2:45 a.m.? Sheesh! That’s only a bit earlier than I left for the airport on my trip. 🙂 Look at those sheer walls! I can’t wait to read ann see more about your trip and hike.

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