5000-Mile Road Trip 2009


The Great Basin (Basin&Range)

Canyon Country

Kauai, HI 2003&2004

Big Island 2001 &

R & R in Mexico

Awesome Autumn in Arizona

 More Fall Foliage!

Another Autumn 
in Zion NP

Spring in the Arizona Desert

More Desert Spring!

Sunrise, Sunset

Winter Wonderland 

Waters & Summers

More Waterfalls!

Peaks & Canyons

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Ellen Homontowski
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Misc Hikes & Views 
Near Zion National Park

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Kanarra Canyon (also see
Kanarra Creek waterfalls)
Above the Red Cliffs from Silver Reef
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Oak Grove Trail in the Pine Valley Mountains OGtrail.jpg (221661 bytes)

'Kitty' posed for me on the Oak Grove trail

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Huber Wash (SE corner of Zion) is known for petrified wood

A couple new friends I made followed me on the way out of the wash

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LVoverVirginR.jpg (67075 bytes) Virgin River (left), and Zion buried in the clouds (right) LVoverZstorm.jpg (88314 bytes) LVoverZion.jpg (57509 bytes)
 3 above and 4 below (viewing Pine Valley Mountains) from LaVerkin Overlook 
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Outside Zion from the West (from Hwy 59)

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Views from Hwy 9 from Hurricane to Springdale

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The warmer part of Water Canyon in March (from Hilldale)

And continues to an icicle alcove (trail goes all the way to Eagle's Crag)

Water Canyon in Summer - check out Bigfoot :)

Eagle's Crag from Springdale, outside of Zion

eaglesgrag.jpg (121849 bytes) Below, views from the Rim Trail above Hurricane & LaVerkin, UT, and snow-dust view from LaVerkin Overlook
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The Virgin River in LaVerkin, between Zion & St. George

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Virgin River bends at LaVerkin River confluence

As seen from below on a trail in the canyon

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Check out the balanced rock

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Virgin River in Hurricane, UT

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Pah Tempe hot springs viewed from Rim Trail above LaVerkin (they really smell bad sometimes)

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Sand Hollow Lake in Hurricane, UT (Zion in back)

Sunset over Sand Hollow Lake 

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Above Zion, the road up to Kolob Reservoir from Virgin, UT

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Hop Valley

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Fall Foliage above the desert, as early as Oct 3!  Click for more autumn images atop Zion at the Kolob Reservoir, and from the Taylor Creek Trail at Kolob Canyons

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kolobview2.jpg (128093 bytes) taylorview.jpg (162690 bytes) Kolob Canyons (Taylor Creek left), in northern Zion.  Timber Creek Overlook Trail (right, & below),  kolobview3.jpg (148076 bytes)
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The Double Arch Alcove at the end of the Taylor Creek Trail, Kolob Canyons, UT

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Hiking partner on LaVerkin Overlook

Leeds Creek at Silver Reef Spring '05

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Kolob Canyons & Terrace (North Zion)
first 2 viewed from Kolob Mountain
(There's a pic of us on the main Basin & Range page)

More Oak Grove trail views

Views from Smith Mesa (2) and Virgin River Park
Sandstone Mountain
See more of this on another hike

View from Hurricane trail

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