In a past post, I showed you photos from my Angels Landing hike in Zion National Park in August of 2010. Here are some of the beautiful views from that hike.
The path beckons....I'm drawn in. What's around the bend?
Walter's Wiggles--looking up from near the top. I love the play of light in this photo.
Walter’s Wiggles, named after the first superintendent of Zion, are a series of 21 tight switchbacks carved into the face of the rock cliff in 1926. This trail remains one of the park’s most spectacular construction wonders.
"In 1985....Walter's Wiggles was resurfaced with 88 cubic yards of concrete, and the concrete for this job was hauled onto the site by helicopter. This took 258 flights. WHEW!" *
a view from Walter's Wiggles. Zion is a veritable botanic wonderland. Almost 800 species of plants abound in the park--from desert flora to mossy gardens, flowers, and trees.
Sandstone cliffs of golds, oranges, and rust contrast with the deep green of flora and the azure sky.
Scout Lookoutat the top!
LINKS:* NPS FAQ Zion's hiking trails
Angels Landing my blog post 11/4/2011 with links
Zion my blog post 10/13/2011 with links
I'm so happy Ms Jenny has decided to do another round of Alphabe-Thursday! This is such a fun meme! Thank you, Ms Jenny! Come and join in the fun! You will be charmed and even enlightened in a delightful way! See more entries HERE. This week our letter is "B." (B is for Beauty!)
I'm also participating in SkyWatch Friday, another fun meme with lovely photographs from all over the world! SkyWatch Friday is hosted by Wren, fishing guy, Sylvia, Klaus, and Sandy.
photos by me © 2010