I dug up this shot from back in June but that’s not what makes it primitive. I should explain before those angry stretching theme critics have their say…..
I decide to post this shot for the primitive theme because of the pervasive mood that The Narrows emanates when experienced firsthand. The geography of Zion and it’s surroundings was formed approximately 150 million years ago. Human habitation by way of the Mormons began in 1858 and was settled in the early 1860’s. Now certainly the features of the landscape have changed over the course of a few thousand years but all in all, next to the American Museum of Natural History, this is as close to primitive as I’m ever gonna get.
This is a picture of our turn-around point(about 3-4 miles in) during our hike up The Narrows in Zion NP. We certainly didn’t want to turn back but the wives and kids were waiting. Regardless, I can’t begin to explain the sense of awe I experienced during this hike. With every twist and turn of the river, rock formation after rock formation, I couldn’t wait to see what was next. The landscape is like no other I’ve ever seen.
I hope to be able to show you a few more shot of our decent back down the Virgin River in the next week or so. BTW if you missed them, a few other posts in Zion can be seen here, here, and here. Or just go to the bottom of the home page , look for Zion under the tags footer.
One other thing I need to do is again thank my brother Chris for partnering up with me on this hike for if he didn’t commit, I probably would not have experienced this magnificent place. Thanks Chris!