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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Zion National Park Part 3 - Virgin River Walk Part 1

View west between campground and Visitor CenterFrom the South campground I walked to the Visitor Center to pick up the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava at the end of the Zion Canyon road and start the Virgin River walk...

18 comments:

Diane AZ said...

That looks like fun to walk in the river. You got some awesome photos. I'm surprised how much greenery there is.

Janie said...

I'm glad the water flow was low enough to allow your trip. We walked in the river for a ways one time but didn't make it to the Narrows. Will look forward to seeing your photos. I love the hanging gardens.

mountain.mama said...

It's definitely an adventure worth doing if you can. I"m glad you could!

Bill S. said...

That beautiful river that gives the desert life. I love Zions and try to visit every year. Great pictures and wonderful post.

Barb said...

Ahhhhh - Gaelyn - a cliffhanger! The Narrows has always fascinated me. I think maybe I'd get claustrophobic. Do they monitor the weather carefully? I actually used my Tevas on the CO River through the Grand Canyon, but can't imagine doing any really strenuous walks using them now. What was the temp on the day you hiked the Narrows?

Karen said...

And you are jealous because I went to Point Sublime? Now I want to go walk in the river!

Jazz said...

These pictures have been absolutely spectacular. Thanks Gaelyn

Pat said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning photos of the Zion area. I've heard so much about it, but I've never been there. Maybe some day.

Elaine said...

Fantastic photos! It looks like a very special place.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Those mountains are magnificent Gaelyn. Another marvelous place to hike. I think I would have taken my time walking in that river as it is ideal to cool you down. :)

LadyFi said...

Even though it was a bit slippery in places, that looked like a lovely walk with clear skies and dramatic scenery.

Firefly said...

That looks like a awesome hike. It must be refreshing walking in the water if it is a hot day.

Pyatshaw said...

What a place--and exotic flora and fauna! We have these big red lobelia flowers here but only in gardens and swallowtails are only seen, at least in my area, in books. Would love to visit but time (and money!) is running out.

Russ said...

Special shoes, uh? That is good to know. Love the travelogue.

Rambling Woods said...

Look how clean that water is...beautiful....

RuthieJ said...

that's quite an adventure. Do you end up hiking most of the way by yourself or join up with other small groups?

Susie of Arabia said...

Zion is so beautiful - thanks for the great pics and narrative!

Louise said...

I have never, EVER seen a Western Tiger Swallowtail land on anything. NEVER! We have lots them here--flitting by--but they never land. I saw them last summer in Zion, but they never landed. To me, that is the biggest treasure of the pictures. We didn't go to the narrows (time of year and little kids), but we loved the paved hike to get there. The hanging gardens captivated me.

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