It’s snowing in Zion National Park! First snow of the year, and first measurable precipitation since last summer.
It snowed in Zion for the first time this season. It’s the first measurable moisture we have had since late March. It was glorious to behold. I took this on my way to work.
Also, I just received an alert from WordPress that 10 years ago today I signed up for this blog and page. Wow! What a ride! Thanks for the support over the years, and here’s to many more years of this blog.
Going through my archives tonight, I asked myself-where was I in late March, and early April a decade ago? In doing so, it hit me like a ton of bricks that it has been 10 years since I was a tour guide for a company in Las Vegas, NV. This trip to Yosemite National Park was actually my very first solo tour with this company (it will remain nameless), and my first time visiting Yosemite National Park. It was a five day whirlwind tour of Grand Canyon South Rim, Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce, Death Valley, Yosemite and ending in San Francisco. It was still early spring, so the only way into Yosemite was the north entrance. It was a beautiful drive. During this tour of Yosemite, I was able to do some photography and took this image of Half Dome.
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.
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.
Woke up this morning to new snow at Zion. It’s been an absolutely gorgeous day. (I tried to post this yesterday, but the internet wasn’t cooperating.)
Sunrise this morning in Zion National Park.
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.
It’s been snowing since last night. We have well over a foot of snow, and it’s still snowing. There’s a winter storm warning until 9:00am tomorrow. The road past the Lodge is closed and the East side of Zion NP is closed, as are the Kolob Terrace and Kolob Canyons.
I took these on my way to lunch today. Enjoy!
It’s been snowing almost every day this past weekend, dropping about 3-4″ of new snow each day. Yesterday morning was clear and beautiful! Major snowstorm tonight, expecting another 6″-18″ or more.