Monday, January 16, 2012

STL DPB On The Road: Zion National Park

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2012-01-15 Zion 1

We drove two and a half hours northeast of Las Vegas yesterday, cutting across the corner of Arizona and into Utah to visit Zion National Park. The Virgin River cuts a deep and spectacular gorge, giving visitors a complex lesson in geology. Although the park is surrounded by desert, its cool micro-climate and ample water create a unique oasis.

2012-01-15 Zion 6

2012-01-15 Zion 4

2012-01-15 Zion 3

2012-01-15 Zion 5

12 comments:

Olivier said...

les paysages sont magnifiques et la derniere photo est geniale. bravo

cieldequimper said...

That's what I call waking up in a state of jealousy.

brattcat said...

stunning images!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Julie and I were at Monument Valley over Christmas, and we talked about getting up to Zion and Bryce Canyon soon. Your photos will inspire us.

Bibi said...

No words are befitting of this photographic beauty, except maybe just a 'wow'.

Bibi said...

P.S. And don't you just love taking photos of people who can't come running after you to protest? ;<)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent pictures all Bob, but that last one actually made my 'vertigo' tummy lurch!!

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous shots!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Well, it's official, I'm totally jealous. We tried to take a road trip in September to visit parks in Utah. Turns out you have to book accommodations weeks if not months in advance. Who knew? But it seems once you get off the interstate there is plenty of competition for lodging that time of year. Lesson learned. In the meantime I'm enjoying the virtual trip through your photos.

Jack said...

Wonderful again, Bob. Zion is on my bucket list, but I don't intend to do it hanging off the side of a sheer cliff.

Steffe said...

Fantastic landscape. Those climbers are also impressive.

Regina K said...

Oh to be back in the west, it has been years since I visited Zion.