Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On to Zion

The day after our orientation We headed our for a week on the road; first stop, Zion National Park.





Zion may be in the desert but when we were there we saw plenty of water.  Here it was sheeting over Weeping Rock.






At the end of the park road, a place called Temple of Sinawava, another waterfall leaps over the cliff and cascades down the rocks









 A closer look at the cascades.
The Virgin River at the end of the River Trail, sometimes people can wade into the water and walk up the narrows.  Followers of Geogypsy may remember that she posted about this hike in 2009.  I don't think she would want to make that hike now.  The river is high, swift and loaded with sediment.

More watery scenes can be found at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by too sweetnsaxy.

25 comments:

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful pictures from the waterfalls!

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a cultural treasure trove some of our forefathers had the wisdom to try to preserve these beautiful, wild places.

LauraX said...

stunning images!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beatiful place and beautiful pictures!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Amazing water shots Martha!

ewok1993 said...

someday i have to see all these wonderful national parks in the western part of the country. in the meantime, i'll just drool over all your images.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Martha! Oh, and what memories they bring! You can never forget the beauty of places like this! Thanks!!

Sylvia

Barb said...

Your cascading water shots have such energy, Martha. Oh, that lovely red rock!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dinner is ready, so I'll come back to read this post later -- just wanted to let you know I looked up Road Scholar and wow, it is the new name for Elderhostel! How great is that?

ρομπερτ said...

The last picture is wonderful. Thank you for sharing, as it left me with many a thought. Please have a good Wednesday you all.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is very beautiful!!

Watery Wednesday

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have been to Zion three times and count it as our favorite NP.... thanks for sharing. It is a magic place. It would I'm sure be good for us to learn more about the geology and history, but it speaks to us on some other level.

Wren said...

That's incredibly beautiful country. I love the dessert colors and the cliffs.

It's amazing not only that there's water but also that there's so much of it. Waterfalls are always enchanting but I think the dessert locale makes these even more special.

J Bar said...

I like these a lot.
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STEF said...

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Donnie said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit. Great photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure. I spent five years in the desert country of Utah as a kid and I miss the high desert.

Bill S. said...

We love to visit Zions, but usually do not make it until late in the summer. Great photos.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love virtual trips. Thank you for the incredible photos!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Nice, nice, nice photos! I enjoyed them!

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Genie said...

Now I finally get the meaning of sheeting. I always thought it was such an odd term to be used with rain and water. These shots are awesome. Once again younhave given us some beautifufk photos to enjoy.

Ann said...

the water fall is amazing

EG Wow said...

So majestic!I love the colours, the texture and the water.

katney said...

We have waded into the rivier there, but did not have time to go far. Another day...

Linda Reeder said...

We hiked along the river, but not into the river. It did look intriguing though.