Larsen's Frostop, below, in St George, Utah is right out of the Fifties.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Zion Canyon National Park has a base level of about 4,000 feet above sea level.
The cliffs rise about 3,000 feet above the Virgin River.
The lizard above rested on my shoe while I rested at a spring after hiking the West Rim Trail in Zion. Views out across Wildcat Canyon below.
Springs are great places to meet people, while purifying water. Alan talks with Lois, above.
Matt Hart, below, had just set a new record for running across Zion Park in less than 8 hours. He and Linda were out for another jog.
Paintbrush species, above, growing in a hanging garden (Castillea lanata?). The paintbrushes are root parasites on other plants. It is good to look at the plants and take one's mind off the steep dropoffs next to the trail. The trail is well-designed and not really dangerous.