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simon3
2010-10-05 22:30:28
"View from Observation Point of Zion Canyon." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: View from Observation Point of Zion Canyon. (Contract pics)

Zion Canyon, Utah, USA.
Gouged by the north fork of the Virgin River, the Canyon is 24km long with walls up to 800m above the floor. Although this truly spectacular place teems with wildlife we saw little more than a tarantula , chipmunks and some distant hunting birds.
It also teems with humanity. As a national park it has some 2.7m visitors a year (nearly 8000 a day average) and has facilities such as internal public transport, constructed paths, cafes, campgrounds that we in Ireland would only have in dreams - or perhaps nightmares.
Although the air was clear and cloud free, photography was often difficult because of the extreme contrast between the dark shadow and stark sunlit often whitish rocks. This picture, taken using the HDR technique, is what I came up with. The ridge mid right and just higher than centre of the picture is known as Angel's Landing and is a popular scramble with what we would call via ferrata in Europe, a route with aids such as cables and chains. Unfortunately it was "closed for maintenance" the day we were there so we settled for the walk to another rim vantage "Observation Point"
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Summit Comment
Corduff: My wee dander to the summit
Ulsterpooka less than an hour ago.
I followed Muschi's and Paddyhilksbagger route. When going to the trig I moved on a few cows before I walked to the trig. After taking a few pics I seen the large brown bull in the field was block...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Clare Coastal Hills
simon3 2 hours ago.
We have added 14 Coastal Hills for Clare today. Intriguing names like Stockeen Cliff Top, 185mJust to remind. A Coastal Hill is a hill of at least 50m with a drop from the top or prominence of 20m...

  
Track
Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca
GSheehy 4 hours ago.
Sticking the boots in the bag, when the intention was to go and have a rest.Justifying a walk, that?s predominantly as walk, Len: 30.8km, Climb: 2274m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Summit Summary
Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 5 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Track
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
simon3 2 days ago.
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It sta... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland) Sliev

Summit Comment
Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen 6 days ago.
View of Caoinkeen from Gougane Barra Horseshoe walk

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen 6 days ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Cruach Eoghanach is a handy outing on the days when you get out of the car, feel the force of the wind and rain, look... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 329m, Area: Cruach Eoghanach, S Donegal/W Tyrone (Ir

  
Summit Summary
Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and S...

  
Summit Comment
Mullagh More: WRONG OPTION
Buny Clare a week ago.
As we advance in years some of us do not put the same effort in planning as we would have In previous years. I had climbed Mullaghmore on two previous occasions (see 10/6/2016) Last Friday I was ...


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