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Hiking and Photographing the Zion Narrows

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Words fail and even photographs fall short of doing justice to the incredible Narrows hike in Zion National Park, especially in the fall. The Southwest US is a treasure trove of world-class locations to hike and photograph but the Narrows has to be at or near the top of that list. It’s hard to imagine a blue-green river lined with golden cottonwood trees and soaring canyon walls glowing fiery red all around you. Surreal and other worldly are about the only words that come close to describing the experience. If you’re a first-time Narrows hiker and interested in making some photographs of a lifetime, then strongly consider hiking the Narrows as a “bottom-up day-hike” in early November. Fall color is, of course, impossible to predict, but your best bet for the cottonwood trees to be on full display is sometime during this time. There are quite a few logistics to have prepared for a Narrows hike in the fall so let’s start our adventure with some key points on top of your normal day hike preparation...

@DustyD details this classic hike through the scenic Narrows of Zion National Park, read the full article below in Issue 36:

Hiking and Photographing the Zion Narrows

Hiking and Photographing the Zion Narrows

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