Tree Skeleton over West Rim Trail
Tree Skeleton over West Rim Trail: one of many burnt remains from a fire 10 years earlier. The twisted and complicated tree reaches roughly in all directions.
West Rim Trail Deep Canyons
West Rim Trail Deep Canyons dive deep down into Zion's slot canyons. From above, the buttes create glorious islands in the sky. The highest center point is East Temple.
Glowing Tree Silhouettte
Glowing Tree Silhouettte at sunset along the West Rim Trail
Ocotillo in Orange
Ocotillo in Orange in the badlands of Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point snake in every direction. Seeing a rainstorm here would be remarkable.
Fonts Point Sun Burst
Fonts Point Sun Burst at sunset
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama with many 17mm lens shots stitched together to capture this most wide and insanely beautiful sunset over the badlands.
Sundial Peak at the hour of sunset. A moose sits in the meadow also.
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks with Water Tower and a switchpoint. Nobody uses these tracks anymore.
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon Looking North
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe: rusty and failing
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow in color
Inclined Temple Dawn
Inclined Temple Dawn high over Zion
Sunset West Haze
Sunset West Haze in Zion
Lonely Tree in high Zion
Lonely Tree in high Zion up by the Lava Point campground where the West Rim Trail begins.
Ocotillo in Purple
Ocotillo in Purple Light of Dusk. The skies lit up tonight with soft pastel colors.
Ocotillo on Edge
Ocotillo on Edge at Fonts Point
Fonts Point Glow
Fonts Point Glow at Sunset
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point as late afternoon turns to sunset.
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche before utter darkness fell over the mountains.
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway: in the distance two train cars have rolled off the track and into the canyon
Abandoned Railroad Equipment
Abandoned Railroad Equipment at Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle and its' amazing surroundings.
Crossing the Goat Canyon Trestle
Crossing the Goat Canyon Trestle: fun but illegal.
Inclined Temple and Dead Tree
Inclined Temple and Dead Tree at dawn.
Burnt Log at Sunset
Burnt Log at Sunset on a lonely slope on Zion's high West Rim Trail.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2: another take of the same shot except in horizontal format.
Fonts Point West
Fonts Point West: View of the sunset from the high vantage of Fonts Point
Shadow of Sunset
Shadow of Sunset stretching over the badlands of Fonts Point. These hills and canyons reach far away into Anza Borrego wilderness.
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo: a dead ocotillo bush lies on the edge of this high point overlooking the southern California badlands.
Pocket of Fall Color
Pocket of Fall Color in the rocks on the far left. Autumn comes to the high Utah mountains at Lake Blanche.
Sundial Peak and Meadow
Sundial Peak and Meadow: Taken at sunset, this pictures of Sundial Peak includes beautiful blue skies. If you look carefully, there is a moose sitting in the meadow, left of center.
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway going north from the Goat Canyon Trestle
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith on an adventure!
Goat Canyon and Trestle
Goat Canyon and Trestle with an abandoned railroad car on the far side of the bridge.
Goat Canyon Railroad Trestle
Goat Canyon Railroad Trestle. In this panorama you can see the trestle bridge with surrounding rugged canyon full of cacti.
West Rim Trail Sunset Scene
West Rim Trail Sunset Scene with extraordinary beauty. A tall solitary tree stands out on a slope with distant cliffs. They catch and mild glowing light of the golden sunset hour.
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley, which is the unique name to a place below the West Rim Trail and few can ever reach. Ths sunset was wonderful and bright.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point glows purple in dusk lighting.
Fonts Point Precipice
Fonts Point Precipice juts out above the badlands. The soft light of dusk makes the badlands glow purple.
Fonts Point Detail
Fonts Point Detail shows how the hills just melt away through rain, runoff and gravity.
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands: Last light shines on the tops of the badland peaks and ridges.
Yellow Leaf Aspen
Yellow Leaf Aspen at Lake Blanche, Wasatch Mountains, Utah.
Walking Through Aspens
Walking Through Aspens on the hike in the Wasatch Mountains up to Lake Blanche. The trail climbs steeply for 2.8 miles, passing pines and aspens until reaching a sublime lake.
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing: walking across is a windy experience.
Goat Canyon Trestle Span
Goat Canyon Trestle Span: 600 feet long and 200 feet high!
Goat Canyon Trestle Panorama
Goat Canyon Trestle Panorama from the railroad train level.
Orange and Yellow Sunset
Orange and Yellow Sunset from West Rim Trail
West Rim Trail Sunset
West Rim Trail Sunset with an unnamed butte in the foreground and the East Temple in the high distance.
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset take on various hues of brown, red, orange, purple, pink and so much more. It's amazing.
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain looking east at sunset.
Fonts Point Ridge
Fonts Point Ridge snaking its' twisted and steep path. This shot is just at sunset.
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons as seen from above
Weary Hiker after climbing up 2,700 vertical feet to Lake Blanche. The altitude here is above 9,000 feet.
Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak
August 2016: Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak taken at sunset in the Wasatach Mountains. Climbing up this trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon is a highlight.
Carrizo Gorge and Railway
Carrizo Gorge and Railway. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle View
Goat Canyon Trestle View showing that going north is actually a gradual downhill ride.
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow in Monochrome
Cactus and Goat Canyon Trestle
Cactus and Goat Canyon Trestle: The cholla cactus, dry conditions and huge boulders keep most people away from this ancient wonder of the southwest!