It’s snowing in Zion National Park! First snow of the year, and first measurable precipitation since last summer.
This is an image from the Photo From The Archives series. I took this in the early winter of 2004 when I was working at the Grand Canyon South Rim. If memory serves, this was taken at Yaki Point during a snow storm that was slamming the North Rim.
Zion Lodge officially closed today until May 21 for COVID-19 concerns. The next eight weeks are going to prove interesting, not only here but pretty much everywhere.
For now, Zion remains open with many NPS services curtailed or closed; however, it’s advisable to practice social distancing and proper hygiene and self isolation for infection concerns. I see too many automobiles from out of state, such as Washington, and California, the two most common besides local plates, so it’s only a matter of time before the virus gets here. It would be nice if people would treat this crisis more seriously instead of going on extended spring break vacations.
That being said, I can understand people wanting to get into the Great Outdoors instead of being cooped up in their homes all day. If you’re going to do outdoor activities, please be responsible and do it in small groups under five and avoid crowded trails.
I may be stoking the desire to get to the national parks for awhile, but please do so if it’s in your own back yard if possible. There are many open spaces that can be enjoyed in quick trips instead of driving across states to visit us here. If your state or city advises you to stay home, please do so.
Enjoy and be safe, Kelly
Let’s look at something beautiful and happy while cooped up indoors. Luckily we’re still in operation here in Zion, but many restrictions are now in place. Cars can now drive into the canyon, but the weather scared many away today. They just missed out on waterfalls and snow capped mountains. I took these after work today.
With all the gloomy news right now, we deserve a little beauty to take our minds off the doom and gloom. I just took this as I was walking home from work today. It was snowing this morning (on Friday the 13th, in the desert? Go figure..), and it’s been raining all day.
I ran into a couple of old friends tonight while shopping, and they reminded me that it’s been a while since I last posted. My apologies to you my readers and followers that it has been a long while since my last post. I’ll be diligent to make them more frequent.
Anyway, on Monday morning as I was walking to work, I looked up to admire the cliffs at sunrise, and noticed they were surrounded in fog and clouds. So I grabbed my phone and took these photos. Enjoy!
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
I will do my best to post more frequently in the coming year. I have so many posts planned, but it seems that work and life get in the way too frequently.
Sunrise in Zion National Park this morning was absolutely gorgeous! It snowed overnight, and cleared out sometime early this morning.
Yesterday on my way to breakfast, I happened to look at the Great White Throne and saw that it was shrouded in clouds. I grabbed my cell phone (only camera on me) and took this image. On further inspection, it looks like there is a rainbow in the clouds, with areas of distinct red, orange, green and blue, or do mine eyes fail me?