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Old Oct 29, 2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Have made it through more images from my travels to Utah. Here are some from Zion National Park. K20D + DA 18-250 mm.

At dawn's early light (I was in the park before sunrise)! The Zion Mt. Carmel Highway.

Not sure what this peak is (may be one of the Partiachs) along the Zion Canyon Scenic Highway, but its majesty is not truly reflected in this image.

The view from Angel's Landing--a particularly strenuous and rather precarious hike (approx 1650 ft climb) and some areas where there was only a chain to hold on to with a 1300 ft - 1600 ft drop off! It took 5 hours for the round trip. Starting off at a 6000 ft base elevation + hauling a backpack of photo gear...it was worth the risk to life and limb though

In case you had any doubts that I was actually there . . .

The second time this year that I've run into this...a picture waiting to be taken!

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Great Series, Jelpee-

Thanks for posting.

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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You guys make me sick with these beautiful National Parks photos.
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Jay, thanks for posting those and bringing back some great memories. I visited there back in the early 70s and it was spectacular. Did you find a small pool at the bottom of a high waterfall? We were with a bunch of kids and spent several hours enjoying that pool.

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 6:07 PM   #5
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If you ever want to go there don't take a tall bus or motor home cause then you will not be able to go thru the tunnel which is all man made through the hill in the first one I believe.. I was there they are low tunnels..only light was from the three big windows on the side over looking the valley.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 7:56 PM   #6
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Really beautiful photos, jelpee. This is a part of the country I would love to visit.

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1 and 3 are my faves... great series! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 9:47 PM   #8
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Great shots of a wonderful area. Thanks very much for posting. Zion is yet another national park I have yet to visit.
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First shot is No. 1 for me, fantastic lighting, but they are all very nice.


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I Love no. 3.

It is a spectacular view of the valley and I'm sure made the treacherous climb worthwhile.

I have been to Zion twice and never saw this amazing sight as I am not happy to hike on anything with a shear drop. Thanks for taking me to see it.

All the shots are wonderful!!!

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