I have numbered the photos so you can tell me which photos are your favourites.
1. We entered Zion National Park via the east gate on Highway 9.
2. There were lots of pull-outs so we could stop and take pictures.
3. But we didn't stop at every one...
4. This couple from Quebec fit my definition of a tourist. A tourist is anyone who drives 3000 miles to have their picture taken in front of their car (or motorcycle.)
5. For the most part I will include most of the photos without comment. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I will save you having to read over 50,000 words!
7. Shirley caught me taking pictures here... and I got her in a couple of great poses too.
10. Shirley and I spent likely 15 minutes in this one area taking photos of the texture in these rocks.
13. Shirley will stop at nothing to get the angle for the shot she wants.
17. There were two tunnels in this section of the park.
18. Shirley took this awesome photo thru the front window as we came out of the first tunnel. Great shot, Shirley!
20. Photo by Shirley
22. The textures in the rock is amazing!
25. It was fun to see these three mountain goats.
27. All the pavement in this park was done using crushed red rock. I didn't get a picture at the front gate where we left the black pavement and red pavement started.
38. Every vehicle pays $25 park entry fee, but tour buses or larger RV's pay an extra $15 because they have to stop the traffic and are escorted single file thru the tunnels.
39. In the mile long tunnel there were four vent holes similar to this one. Since the tunnel was bored close to the outside wall of the mountain, these vents allow fresh air to flow thru the tunnel not only during construction, but also today as vehicle fumes can escape more easily. -photo by Shirley
42. I had a little fun altering the exposure and colour on this "tourist shot" of Shirley by our car.
53. Free mandatory shuttle buses take visitors six miles thru the most popular canyon road where no private vehicles can enter. They leave from the visitors centre and make seven stops so guests can get off to take pictures, hike around and get back on the next shuttle if desired.
59. The Visitors Centre gives lots of ideas of places to visit in the park and hikes one can take.
60. This is definitely a park we want to come back to... spend more time here and take some hikes.
61. There are campgrounds where one can stay and spend several days here.
Thank you for visiting Zion National Park with me.
Now take a minute and tell me which photos are your favourites.