Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

This shot was taken in the autumn of 2007, shortly after I’d returned to Utah from 20 years in Boston. It’s on the trail to the “trailhead” if you can call it that, as the trail ends at the Virgin River, wherein those who don’t mind getting wet and have very strong ankles can hike up the Zion Narrows. National Geographic calls it one of America’s best adventures. At the time, I had a Nikon digital camera, technically, not even close to what’s available now. Not knowing what to expect, the camera got soaked, and this was the only shot I was able to salvage. I’ve since learned a lot about waterproofing. 🙂

Millions of people have experienced the wonders of Zion National Park, me included. My goal, however, is to document the lesser-known unprotected places in Utah and elsewhere, namely the equally beautiful, yet primitive, San Rafael Swell.


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