+ Zion & Bryce National Parks

Steeply Up the Canyon
A Storm is a' Brewing
Storm Over Zion
View of the Valley
The Sheer Walls of Echo Canyon
Sunlit Colors in the Slot
Sunlit Slot Canyon
Posing for the Camera
Boo!
Back Off Dude!
Meeting of the Rams
Hiking Among the Towers
The Return Trip
Sandstone Sunbathing
Slickrock Patterns and Layers
Slickrock Reflection
Reflection Pool
Reflections Along the Way
Special Place
Picture Moment at Bryce
Trek On!
Beautiful Snag
Clinging from the Cliffs
Water & Wind
A Fiery Good Night.

Steeply Up the Canyon

Two hikers marching up the steep trail from the bottom of Zion's Virgin River Valley to the soaring heights of Observation Point. (ZB-001)

A Storm is a' Brewing

The view of an approaching storm from the summit of Observation Point in Zion National Park. (ZB-002)

Storm Over Zion

Summer thunder storm rolls in over the sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. (ZB-028)

View of the Valley

The view of the Virgin River Valley in Zion National Park on the descent from Observation Point. (ZB-004)

The Sheer Walls of Echo Canyon

The sunlit and sheer sandstone walls tower above the Observation Point Trail through Echo Canyon in Zion National Park. (ZB-025)

Sunlit Colors in the Slot

Beautiful late afternoon sunlit colors light up the Echo Canyon slot along the Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park. (ZB-026)

Sunlit Slot Canyon

The Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park squeezes through the sunlit Echo Canyon. (ZB-019)

Posing for the Camera

A mountain sheep ewe gives the perfect camera pose from along the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park. (ZB-005)

Boo!

A mountain sheep ewe and I surprise each other along the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park. (ZB-027)

Back Off Dude!

A mountain sheep ram in Zion National Park lets me know in no uncertain terms that I am close enough! (ZB-006)

Meeting of the Rams

Up close and personal with a mountain sheep herd in Zion National Park as three rams display their uncertainty about me. (ZB-007)

Hiking Among the Towers

Hiking along the Watchman Trail in Zion National Park with the breathtaking Towers of the Virgin at eye level. (BZ-008)

The Return Trip

A solitary hiker descending the Watchman Trail with the breathtaking views of the Towers of the Virgin being highlighted with the late afternoon sun. (BZ-018)

Sandstone Sunbathing

Tow hikers relax and enjoy the slickrock, sandstone setting in Zion National Park. (ZB-009)

Slickrock Patterns and Layers

Beautiful sandstone patterns and layers etched by wind and water in the sandstone slickrock in Clear Creek Canyon of Zion National Park. (ZB-010)

Slickrock Reflection

A wonderful waterhole from the previous night's storm reflects the peaks above in a slot canyon in Zion National Park. (ZB - 024)

Reflection Pool

A lovely reflection pool created in a sandstone depression from the previous evening's storm provides a perfect rest stop to absorb the surrounding beauty. (ZB-020)

Reflections Along the Way

A solitary hiker enjoying the beauty of the slickrock sandstone and reflections in the newly refreshed pools formed by the previous evening's storm. (ZB-011)

Special Place

Trekking up the slickrock of the Clear Creek drainage in Zion National Park, a hiker stops to take in the breathtaking view. (ZB - 23)

Picture Moment at Bryce

Hiker stops mid-stride along the Fairyland Train in Bryce National Park to take a photograph of the distant Hoodoos. (ZB-013)

Trek On!

A group of hikers amidst the hoodoos along the Fairyland Trail in Bryce National Park. (ZB-016)

Beautiful Snag

Old but beautifully weathered Pinyon Pine snag along the Fairyland Loop Trail in Bryce National Park. (ZB - 014)

Clinging from the Cliffs

Clinging from cracks in the steep sandstone cliffs, the Scarlet Gilia, member of the plox family, lights up the slickrock as the sun touches its petals. (ZB-022)

Water & Wind

The mosaic effect created by water and wind on Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park. (ZB-021)

A Fiery Good Night.

A wonderful fiery sunset to close out the day at Zion National Park. (ZB-017)