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photoblog image Hiking Mt Baldy

Hiking Mt Baldy

To Observation Point in Zion National Park

 

The trail starts out on the Eastern Slope of the Mesa,

looking up at the Great White Throne (whose northern

face, shown here, is actually very red).  3/4 of the trail

is quite steep:  A 2,150 foot elevation gain in 4 miles,

with the second quarter a cool, fairly flat stroll through

Echo Canyon.   Here, you can just make

out a hiker on the trail... Can't you... ?

 

How 'bout in this shot:

 

photoblog image Zion 14 b.jpg

 

Can you see him now?

 

photoblog image Zion 13 b.jpg

Hiking Mt Baldy

To Observation Point in Zion National Park

 

The trail starts out on the Eastern Slope of the Mesa,

looking up at the Great White Throne (whose northern

face, shown here, is actually very red).  3/4 of the trail

is quite steep:  A 2,150 foot elevation gain in 4 miles,

with the second quarter a cool, fairly flat stroll through

Echo Canyon.   Here, you can just make

out a hiker on the trail... Can't you... ?

 

How 'bout in this shot:

 

photoblog image Zion 14 b.jpg

 

Can you see him now?

 

photoblog image Zion 13 b.jpg

comments (19)

that is a grand and awe inspiring view, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ayush - it's something to behold!
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2017, 01:08
Gorgeous scenery, Elizabeth...well worth a carbon footprint to visit this site.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Ray - and yes it is.
Speaking of the carbon footprint - no vehicles are allowed within the park. The shuttle buses are propane to electric, and they have a fleet of electric cars and golf carts for employee inter-park use.
Oh no...Now I'm having flashbacks....
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Happy memories! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2017, 06:44
I can see him, dwarfed by it all
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We feel very small when we're there...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Apr 2017, 06:44
I admire your climbing skills, rewarded by grandious views!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Frank and I both love to climb... for that very reason - the grandiose views!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2017, 07:39
Well, that just shows the scale of the of the place. I've just had a at the trail map to get an idea of where you're going; looks fabulous.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I'm so glad you've looked at the trail map - you would appreciate, and enjoy, this trail!
That would be the faint blue mark? smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That would be him, Bill!
A fine mountain Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A proper mountain! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Apr 2017, 08:54
This just shows us, how small we are in the universe.... what a great place to be and let that thought sink in...... wonderful.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I was thinking earlier, how you and Ginnie were surrounded by such rich HUMAN history.... and we were surrounded by NATURAL history. Both very humbling! smile
Thank you, Astrid!
Looks like a fabulous place to sing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Sing?! Well I would imagine the acoustics would be good... smile
The sheer scale of these mountains is awe inspiring. Were you familiar with Utah is was it a first time visit for you also?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Truly, Brian!
I've been to Utah quite a bit, but not this corner, Utah boasts their "Big 5" National Parks... Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. Frank and I went to Arches & Canyonlands together a few years ago, so this was our first time to see the other three.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Apr 2017, 15:57
You certainly get some sense of the scale of it all Elizabeth - I just cannot imagine what actually being there and seeing this must be like.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm really hoping to show the scale in some of these. It's extraordinary! You and Q MUST come for a visit!
A chair lift would come in handy for me Ellie.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nah- we'll whip you into shape!
I think it's the blue dot too...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You would be correct, sir!
How insignificant is man, eh? Wonderful shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Here, at least... VERY! Thank you, Tom!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 Apr 2017, 23:57
Gorgeous color captured in the rock which really warm up these compositions!! The hiker really adds a grand sense of scale in these images
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Steven! It's such an extraordinary place. Have you ever been out west here, to Utah or Arizona?
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 4 Apr 2017, 03:53
I've been to both Utah (Bryce Canyon) and Arizona (Grand Canyon, Sedona), but not to Zion National Park.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well you've been to two of my top recommendations then! smile I do highly recommend Zion if you're into hiking or climbing. Your next trip then! smile
looks like an alien face painted on the wall
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile A very large alien!!!
yes a very, very large alien

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