It's not often that I'm stopped in my tracks by a product. After a quick loop through our local REI in Salt Lake City a while back, I headed over to International Mountain Equipment just a few doors away. This small shop is the real deal for climbers and outdoors people. It's the type of store that sells things you'll use for decades until they wear out. So, as I looked over some climbing nuts and harnesses I spotted a book on the glass counter: the 3D Atlas of Zion National Park in Utah. Sounded interesting.
Zion National Park
Negotiating Zion National Park's sandstone canyons via rope, with one rappel followed by another, is an exhilarating experience, but it also can be quite dangerous, as the death of a Las Vegas man demonstrates.
Photography In The National Parks: An eBook To Help You Navigate Zion National Park’s Photogenic Side
Thinking of visiting Zion National Park, but don't know where or when to stop for the perfect photograph and don't have the time to spend scouting for locations? Planning on a return trip to visit a favorite spot or seek out a new location? The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Zion National Park eFotoGuide may be just what you need to capture some awesome images within this awesome national park.
By the time you read this, it alreayd will be more expensive to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument this year than it was a year ago, and higher fees are coming to nearby Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, too.
Zion National Park has a shuttle that works on a mandatory basis during the high season. Bryce Canyon National Park works with an optional shuttle. Acadia National Park long has seen the Island Explorer help move people around the park, but is there a better option?
Looking to save a few bucks? Purchase a Traveler membership and you'll save on river trips, books, lodging, and now on a map to Zion National Park and national park posters. The memberships, at $9.95 for a year, help you save some money, and help you contribute to the upkeep of the Traveler.
Condors aren't the most glamorous birds in the sky. I mean, after all: they feast on dead animal carcasses. The California condor did not escape the scrutiny of Charles Darwin, who described them as, “....disgusting birds, with their bald, scarlet heads, formed to revel in putridity.” But, while their dining habitats can be distasteful, they are magnificent.
One incident of vandalism in the National Park System has been resolved, agents continue to investigate a more high-profile, and wide-spread case in which a woman used acrylic paint to create images in parks across the West.
You're planning a trip to Zion National Park in Utah, you plan to do some hiking, and you're wondering which trails to search out.
We splash downstream in The Narrows of the North Fork of the Virgin River, deep in the backcountry of Utah’s Zion National Park, mostly craning our necks up like turkeys hypnotized by falling rain. But our fascination is not with rain, but red walls on both sides that rise hundreds of feet overhead. The sun does not find us in this deep canyon, where the air temperature approximates the inside of a refrigerator, and the ankle- to calf-deep water feels about the same.