Sunrise Over Springdale

Sunrise Over Springdale

My mom is still in the hospital. We still don’t know what is causing her severe pain. We do know a few things that are not causing pain and that is giving me some peace of mind. To see this kind of pain so close is difficult. It’s difficult to share more...
Tree About to Wake

Tree About to Wake

My mom was taken to the hospital in extreme pain and spent the night under observation. I’m headed back to the hospital, but it looks like she’s going to be ok. I spent most of yesterday afternoon and all of the evening at the hospital with my mom. My...
Angel’s Landing: Another Look

Angel’s Landing: Another Look

Here’s an alternate look at the final .25 miles of the Angel’s Landing hike in Zion National Park. It’s very difficult to show in a few images the scale of this beast. And I only took a few images because of the wind and the crowds. I saw teenagers...
Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

I caught this bird perched in a tree on the way down from Angel’s Landing toward the Zion Canyon end of Refrigerator Canyon. There was a of talk about what kind of bird this was among my fellow hikers. Most seemed to settled on Peregrine falcon. However, some...
Grotto Trees – Zion National Park

Grotto Trees – Zion National Park

Spring in Zion National Park is crazy green. The light in the afternoon does amazing things to the new leaves. The ambient orange light from the canyon walls and formations has something to do with it as well. This shot was taken after completing Angel’s Landing...
Angel’s Landing – Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing – Zion National Park

This formation is called Angel’s Landing. The peak of this formation is 1,488 feet above the valley floor with an altitude of 5,790 feet above sea level. It’s absolutely insane that you can hike to the top of this. Insane. To show scale, I’ve...
Southern Utah Magic Hour

Southern Utah Magic Hour

I took a break to head to southern Utah to meet up with a few of my family members for Easter. I haven’t been to Zion National Park since 2002. One of the nights of my visit, I pulled into the parking lot of the hotel in Springdale and the above image is what I...

“This is what people do. Jaaaaaaaaaaahn.”

After Heather shared that she’d be running in this event, I wondered aloud to Heather if there would be creepers at this event. She replied with the title of this post. After a week or so I decided to go along with her and take the big camera and bigger lens....