This is from the exit of the Left Fork of North Creek (aka "The Subway") slot canyon in Zion Natl. Park. An often photographed location for a good reason, it pretty unique (even in canyon county terms). The hike is a fairly miserable 8 mile round trip scramble up and down a river bed/flood zone with numerous river crossings and lots of boulder-hopping. It's worth it once you round the corner to a truly spectacular section of sandstone. I left a couple hours before sunrise to beat the mid-day rush and had the place to myself for a couple of hours before at least 20 others began crowding the narrow exit. It was a fun day, soon I hope to do the slot top down and explore the whole canyon.
It's cold here in Vegas (at least for my thin blood). We just returned from a run and I'm freezing. Which got me thinking of Kauai - and how warm it was. This is from Queen's Bath, during an unusually high swell for August, which made for good photography. Enjoy.
Another from Zion National Park. A maple tree cluster off the trail climbing up to observation point. It's getting cold in the southwest and it is almost time to head to Death Valley to warm up!
I just returned from Zion National Park - shooting the fall colors. I was still a bit early for the main valley, but the subway section (photos to come soon) and the narrows were very nice. Attached is a picture from the narrows.