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Zion National Park

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Two years ago today we reached Zion National Park in Utah.

Even late into the afternoon, with shadows already creeping up on the formations and the light fading, I kept taking pictures for as long as I could.

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October 22, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Not rain

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A well-known feature at Utah’s Zion National Park is Weeping Rock, where water seeps out of the upper part of a rocky overhang. When we visited the place last year on October 22nd I got behind the plane of the dripping water and looked outward through it. A slow shutter speed of 1/40 second let the falling drops leave bright trails that contrasted with the wispy clouds visible above the adjacent mountain.

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March 11, 2017 at 5:08 AM

Deer drinking

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I’ve seen many deer, even in my yard in Austin, but not till October 22nd of last year in Zion National Park did I see a deer drinking. The water was the North Fork of the Virgin River.

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January 24, 2017 at 4:48 AM

Another grand geological landscape at Zion National Park on October 22

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December 2, 2016 at 5:00 AM

More crowding

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(The title of today’s post was meant as a follow-up to the post called “A subspecies” that should have gotten e-mailed to subscribers early yesterday morning. A WordPress glitch prevented that, so if you didn’t see the post, you can check it out now.)

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The main part of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah was just as much a zoo when we visited on October 22nd as the Grand Canyon had been a few days earlier. Adding to the crowding at Zion was the fact that all the schoolchildren in Utah had no classes that week. Lucky us.

Nevertheless, we overlooked (literally and figuratively) the swarms of people and managed to see some great sights. The ones shown here are the first two I photographed that morning as we drove into the park from the southeast.

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December 1, 2016 at 5:04 AM

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