“My Zion” ~ A Poem

The reasons are many and personal, but Zion National Park is my favorite of the many parks I have visited. Its beauty is well known and though I have walked many of its trails, there seems to always be something new to discover. It is there that I … [Read more...]

Sunrise at Temple of the Virgins

This story begins in November of 2012, when a fellow photographer and great friend indicated he was going to be doing a camping trip in April of 2013 in a variety of locations in southern Utah. Over time, it came to be that we would meet up for five … [Read more...]

Angel’s Landing: A Hike to Remember

It all started with an early morning call from my boss. "Pack your bags. You have an early flight tomorrow to Vegas." Vegas. For the summer. Sweet! I was so excited, not by the gambling, but because I'd never hiked in that part of the country … [Read more...]

Land’s End – Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park

When I mentioned I was going to be visiting Zion National Park for the first time, nearly everyone said "You HAVE to hike Angel's Landing".  When enough people had recommended it I did a quick online search and found pictures of the trail.  Awesome! … [Read more...]

Emerald Pools: Zion National Park – Elusive Solitude

Given the opportunity, I will sit with you and explain, at length, why I love Zion National Park above all others. Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequoia and Arches are all incredibly beautiful, wild and wonderful. I love them with a deep abiding passion. … [Read more...]

Lunch with a View – Zion National Park

I had one day in Zion National Park to make the most out of my time. My buddy and I put in close to 15 miles hitting all the major trails in the main section of the park. We'd been up since before dawn and putting in the miles to see as much as … [Read more...]

The observer at Observation Point, Zion National Park

My buddy Dave and I reached Observation Point mid afternoon.  We had already hiked Angel's Landing and pushed hard to reach Observation Point before it got too warm, besides we had a lot more hiking to accomplish before sunset. The hike up to … [Read more...]

Hiking the Narrows of Zion National Park in October

Any trip to Zion National Park ultimately leads to a stroll down the River Walk which ends at the southern terminus of The Narrows, the world's largest slot canyon. Last October, I loaded the F-150 with enough gear for a base camp in the Watchman … [Read more...]