Exploring Zion National Park - early December 2004

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I had parts of three days to explore this magnificent park. Luckily the weather was absolutely perfect. After the end of October it is possible to drive one's own car in the park - not have to take the shuttle bus! With a Golden Age pass I could come and go as I wished. There are some fine hikes - the most difficult one for me was just above the long tunnel - the Canyon Overlook Trail. However, to get a good photo from there into the canyon, you must drive up there and hike the first thing in the morning.
These photos are presented in the order in which they were taken and there is some repetition .... to show changing light conditions, shadows etc. In Zion one is almost always looking up. In Bryce it's just the opposite ... looking down!

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Chasing the moon early one morning was worth the effort! Favorite photo - the last one!
Then I was headed NE to explore Bryce NP.

There is another section of Zion NP in the far NW corner which I explored earlier. I will add those photos soon.

© Eleanor T. Culling

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel SLR
Post processing: Paint Shop Pro v.9