2017Aug Angels Landing Trail, Zion NP by Willis Chung
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  2. 2017Aug Angels Landing Trail, Zion NP2017Aug Angels Landing Trail, Zion NP
Looking west from Zion Lodge in the morning
Ridgeline along west wall of valley, Zion Lodge
Zion Lodge grounds, looking west
Zion Lodge grounds, looking west, superwide view
After shuttle ride to start of Angels Landing trail
Reading the signs at the start of the trail
Challenging lighting, with the rising sun kissing the tops of the western wall of the canyon
Crossing the Virgin River in Zion Canyon
Looking downstream along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon
A lot of changing of levels required in Lightroom to bring up the shadows and bring down the highlights.
Virgin River at the start of the Angels Landing trail, early morning
Taken in Zion National Park, Utah
Walking upstream along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon, the flat part of the hike to Angels Landing
Peggy finding some young Indian Paintbrush
Zion National Park, Utah, USA
Young indian paintbrush
Peggy and I at the banks of the Virgin River in Zion Canyon
Looking north along the Virgin River
Young indian paintbrush
Looks like turrets along the ridge to the west along the flat part of the Angels Landing trail
Trees on the eastern ridge
Prickly pear flowers
Sun coming up on the knife ridge to the north.
Shadow of the eastern ridge on the western wall of Zion Canyon.
Still on the flat part of the Angels Landing trail to the west of the Virgin River.
One illuminated ridge on the east wall
This might be prickly-leaf dogweed, but I'm not sure
Oops, not the right leaves for prickly-leaf dogweed.
Superwide view of prickly pear.
White blooms on a prickly pear
Pale evening primrose
Pale evening primrose being blown by the wind
Still can't figure out what these flowers are! Maybe asters?
Fall of goliath. Appears to be a dead oil beetle
Virgin River, with the park road on the cliff above the river.
We are starting to get to the moderate part of the climb, looking like ants on the hill.
More prickly pear flowers
Prickly pear leaf edge-on.
Looking south along the Angels Landing trail.
Looking to the east from the western wall of the canyon, starting to climb.
Peggy spotted this guy in the bushes next to the trail.
Great texture on this dead tree along the trail.
Looking at the hikers on the switchbacks above us.
Most of the way up the first set of switchbacks, looking back down to the south.
Peggy getting some photos of the canyon.
Other hikers ahead of us at the end of the first moderate section of the climb.
Getting towards the end of the first moderate climb in an amazing groove cut into the hillside.
Zion Canyon looking south, from the turn into Refrigerator Canyon.
Climbing through Refrigerator Canyon.
The bridge crossing Refrigerator Canyon.
Zion canyon seen through the slot of Refrigerator Canyon.
A nice looking group of German hikers
Coming out of Refrigerator Canyon to the start of Walter's Wiggles, a set of steep switchbacks.
Looking west from Zion Lodge in the morning Ridgeline along west wall of valley, Zion Lodge Zion Lodge grounds, looking west Zion Lodge grounds, looking west, superwide view After shuttle ride to start of Angels Landing trail Reading the signs at the start of the trail Challenging lighting, with the rising sun kissing the tops of the western wall of the canyon Crossing the Virgin River in Zion Canyon Looking downstream along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon Virgin River at the start of the Angels Landing trail, early morning Walking upstream along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon, the flat part of the hike to Angels Landing Peggy finding some young Indian Paintbrush Young indian paintbrush Peggy and I at the banks of the Virgin River in Zion Canyon Looking north along the Virgin River Young indian paintbrush Looks like turrets along the ridge to the west along the flat part of the Angels Landing trail Trees on the eastern ridge Prickly pear flowers Sun coming up on the knife ridge to the north. Shadow of the eastern ridge on the western wall of Zion Canyon. Still on the flat part of the Angels Landing trail to the west of the Virgin River. One illuminated ridge on the east wall This might be prickly-leaf dogweed, but I'm not sure Oops, not the right leaves for  prickly-leaf dogweed. Superwide view of prickly pear. White blooms on a prickly pear Pale evening primrose Pale evening primrose being blown by the wind Still can't figure out what these flowers are! Maybe asters? Fall of goliath.  Appears to be a dead oil beetle Virgin River, with the park road on the cliff above the river. We are starting to get to the moderate part of the climb, looking like ants on the hill. More prickly pear flowers Prickly pear leaf edge-on. Looking south along the Angels Landing trail. Looking to the east from the western wall of the canyon, starting to climb. Peggy spotted this guy in the bushes next to the trail. Great texture on this dead tree along the trail. Looking at the hikers on the switchbacks above us. Most of the way up the first set of switchbacks, looking back down to the south. Peggy getting some photos of the canyon. Other hikers ahead of us at the end of the first moderate section of the climb. Getting towards the end of the first moderate climb in an amazing groove cut into the hillside. Zion Canyon looking south, from the turn into Refrigerator Canyon. Climbing through Refrigerator Canyon. The bridge crossing Refrigerator Canyon. Zion canyon seen through the slot of Refrigerator Canyon. A nice looking group of German hikers Coming out of Refrigerator Canyon to the start of Walter's Wiggles, a set of steep switchbacks.
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