Decided to continue with my primitive series from Zion and in this shot my brother and I have turned back and headed home. Another 3-4 miles to go, although I never dreaded any moment of it.
Again I marveled at the sheer scale of the formations that make up The Narrows. Here, with the inclusion of some fellow hikers, you can get a real sense of the massiveness(?) of the rock formations in Zion.
BTW, we couldn’t of asked for better conditions for our hike up the Virgin River. The air temperature was probably 68, the water temperature the same. The cliffs are so high that the sun never fully heats up your surroundings for very long so temperatures never varied at any point during our hike. Although, now that I look back, we never checked the weather, nor even figured in that it could be raining miles and miles away causing flash floods in the river where we were hiking. With absolutely no where to climb the results would be disastrous…………. Sometimes ignorance is bliss…..although quite dangerous!
Processed in photomatix from 5 exposures and finished in Lightroom with much dodging and burning to sustain as much of the original feel as possible.