On my way out of the Narrows in Zion National Park, I saw this really amazing warm light sliver in this section of the canyon…had to stop.
It was quite dark in real life: such little light and dark walls makes for long shutter speeds, haha.
But I liked the silhouettes of hikers passing through this section, especially against the light!
Damage report: I had already accidentally soaked my video camera by this point; there was a sudden dip in the river that I didn't find with my walking stick.
Not too long after taking this photo, I wiped out hard in the river. My lens cap popped off my big camera, tried to recover it from the water, and slipped and tripped on the rocks. Reflexes kicked in and I swiveled to keep my camera out of the river, but the neck strap got caught and prevented me from extending my arm all the way…so down I went, watching my Pentax 645z come down below the water with me and then I heard my tripod hit rocks before burying itself into my lower back and hip.
Slowly went back to my campsite, then disassembled my cameras and tripod as much as I could to have everything dry out for the next day and a half. 645z and tripod made it!
Taken with my Pentax 645z
Just give me green places and wide open spaces... I guess it's not surprising that my favorite spot to experience New York City from was a national park! It really is one incredible looking skyline! Plus, exploring Liberty and Ellis Islands was such a humbling historic experience. I could have stayed all day!
Have you ever heard so much praise for a climb/hike/camping spot that you started to wonder if it could ever live up to the hype? And then you go there and it still completely EXCEEDS your expectations? Yeah... that's what Namaste Wall was like. 4 stars all around. #believethehype
Went on a final backpacking trip last weekend in search of fall color, and the Eastern Sierra didn’t disappoint! That being said, the 20 degree nights at 12,000’ were a steep price to pay. Thankful to be back in the LA heat!
📷: @thebucketlisttraveler // The craggy cliffs at #BlackCanyonoftheGunnison National Park look a little ominous, but this park is begging to be visited! Have you gone?
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It took me 7 hours to drive the 259 miles from Denver via the Curecanti NRA. It's ridiculous. I was mad as I wasn't prepared for what I was about to experience. Those darn fall colors. I didn't plan to chase any today. Those fall colors chased me for a change! All along CO 285 and 50. I couldn't drive longer than 5 miles without having to pull on the roadside and capture the beauty. So 7 hours later, I made it to @blackcanyonnps. Spent 3 beautiful hours in the park, stopped at its many viewpoints and ran back and forth between one overlook to another. Things I do for the love of national parks 💚 #blackcanyon#blackcanyonofthegunnison#wnpa1938#colorado#canyon#sunset ( #📷 @thebucketlisttraveler via @latermedia )
I’m ready for more sunrises like this... I love Old Rag. From accidentally walking through a creek in the dark to the second guessing of the trail, it all worked out perfectly to watch the sunrise JUST in time. This is the from a bit later on one of the false summits