I think anyone who hikes up the Virgin River at The Narrows in Zion National Park remembers how unique of a hike it is. I’ve explored The Narrows countless times but every time there’s some new wonder that captures my attention. I don’t think it’s possible to get tired of the 300 foot red rock walls that glow when the morning light hits them.
Willie and I wanted to take Sarah and Sammi to Zion and we knew we had to take the ladies into The Narrows. Although we had our own river gear (aka “Frog Suit”) we needed to rent gear for the women. So of course we woke up super early to make sure to get to the Outfitters right as they opened and then drove down to the trailhead.
Our goal had been to get a specific photo (which we did) but we were in for 2 photo surprises. First, the end of Wall Street was glowing when we got there, which we had never seen before (despite it being probably the most photographed spot in The Narrows). And second, on our way out I happened to turn around and see this scene. With the small rock waterfall streaming down, I knew I had to take a few photos.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
18mm, f/10, 0.6 sec, ISO 100
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