Another great morning,sound of the near by river and hot coffee.
This time going through Springdale the rain deer were out.
Its a big job keeping the grass trimed.
Zion parking in good company.
Zion valley still in the shadow of the mountain while the wind stirs tree leaves around.
Bluster morning in Zion.
A quick shuttle ride to the Weeping Rock trailhead.
Even is the shadows this is still a beautiful place.
It's a long ways up.
Here we are, the dropping off point for Weeping Rock.
As the sun light drifts over the peaks of the mountain more definition is from the shadows.
There's plenty of informtion signage along the trail.
Sand Stagebrush near the trail.
Many of the shrubs are in boom and of easy reach.
A lot of Three-leaved Sumac's abound in this area.
Shrub Live Oak.
Shrub Live Oak tree.
Everwhere you look, there is water.
Julie walking up the trail and over a small bridge.
A gentle rise towards more of nature's sights.
Scouringrush lined the trail.
This could be a waterfall with a little imagination.
A mini waterfall, easy to see and watch.
Hanging plants and dripping water, wetness was becoming a reality of this walkway.
Vegetation cling to the over head brow of the rocky face.
From here we can see one side of The Great White Throne.
Julie taking in the view.
One can't escape getting wet at this location.
A cold shower awaits for the unwary.
Weeping Rock Trail.
Looking up at a forest going upside down.
A kind couple took our photo while at Weeping Rock.
Time to go, on to River Walk.
A last look at a ancient face.
Back across a small, but nicely built bridge.
Back on the shuttle and off again at the next stop called"The Bend" to take in a better view of The Great White Throne and its neighbors. From here we could see people up high on the Angel's Landing Trail.
Bicyclist's roams beyond the no vehicle zone along with the shuttles.
Vistors waiting for the next shuttle.
Hikers on the Angels Landing Trail, this photo pushed the limits of my camera, i had to use maximum zoom to take this photo.
Not far from our stop, a rock climber is making his way up the face of a cliff.
Back on the shuttle and our next stop is the Riverside Walk. Zion NP with out a doubt a treasure!
Here's where we start.