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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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Croghan Kinsella: Fine views and a gilded history
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Decided it couldn't do any harm to get on the M11 down past Arklow and make the journey to Croghan Kinsella. Coillte and the ESB have created a 35 MW wind-farm on the eastern flanks of the mountai...

  
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Easy Stroll up Croghan Kinsella
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Easy Route up Croghan Kinsella. Slightly surprised this was not already uploaded, as I imagine it is the most frequen... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 336m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
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Crocknasmug: Inishowen Head Loop Walk
pearnett a day ago.
As I parked up in the car park beside the Stroove Lighthouse I then began the loop walk around Inishowen Head in an anticlockwise direction. The first part of this walk is along a road past a few ...

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Walking under the water!
march-fixer 5 days ago.
With the Blessington Lakes being deprived of input due to the dry conditions, the water level has dropped considerably. walk, Len: 13.1km, Climb: 197m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Great reward for little effort!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Getting to the top of Chimney Rock doesn't take long and isn't too arduous. The views from the top are stupendous though and you'll be glad you climbed it. The rocks at the top help make this moun...

  
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Mullagh More and Sliabh Rua
Aidy a week ago.
A leisurely walk in one of the most amazing areas in Ireland, or anywhere for that matter. The route took me to the to... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 316m, Area: Mullagh More, West Clare (Ireland) Mulla

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Slieve Beg: Stared down the Devil's Coachroad and decided he can have it
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
I know that people scramble up the Devil's Coachroad though the mechanics of actually getting up the top part elude me. Braver men than I! Standing on top of Beg, looking down the massive gulley i...

  
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Benbaun via Knockpasheemore
Aidy a week ago.
A relatively easy way up to Benbaun, the Co Galway high point, although it is a steep pull up to Binn Charrach/Knockpa... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 797m, Area: Binn Charrach, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Bi

  
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Cove Mountain: Return to Cove!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Today was the second time I have visited Cove. Anyone who read my first comment will know my first visit was alone and an altogether nervous affair. Well, the return was a much better experience. ...

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Muck to Meelmore Loop
Bunsen7 a week ago.
A track that's very easy to follow, with good parking, 3 highest hundred summits for less than 900m of ascent, but do... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 874m, Area: Slieve Muck, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

  
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Truskmore SE Cairn: Letrim - County high point - Done with my Grandad
ShaunDunne a week ago.
While climbing Truskmore my Grandad and I walked over and bagged our Second County high point of the day. Was very windy and wet up there today.

  
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Pic de Lustou
David-Guenot a week ago.
A fantastic, hard-won summit, a relentless, never-ending haul up followed by some easy but somewhat exposed scrambling o walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1684m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


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