By Valerie Millett

Narrow Sunrise

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
UT
Country
US
Nearest Area
ZIon National Park
Town
Springdale, UT
Description

I've been an avid solo hiker for a long time. Fortunate to live close to and hike and photoraph often in some of the most beautiful southwest locations; Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley. Just this past year, I've explored a bit around Southern Utah trying to hit every season. Having said that, nothing prepared me for the unbelievable beauty of Zion, especially the Narrows hike. 11 miles of hiking mostly upstream in the Virgin River. No trail, just water, sometimes waist high and slippery boulders. Early in the hike, on a cold dark morning as the canyon walls narrowed and the hike became almost in the dark, I wondered if I had perhaps taken on too much for a solo hike As the first rays of the sunrise finally peaked through and bounced off the canyon walls, I rounded the corner and saw THIS. Not even the most spectacular part of the hike but a hugely inspiring moment. From that point on, I was driven by sheer excitement. I couldn't wait to see what was around the next corner and ner a corner did disappoint. Not one. It will now be a favorite hiking and photography destination, I suspect ....for a lifetime

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Date Added
September 1, 2013
Date Taken
September 1, 2013

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