|Aspen & Sage (Zion) - Utah 2012|
|Rock Walls (Zion) - Utah 2012|
Realizing that the main section of Zion might be quite crowded Mike opted for a short trip to the northern section of the park, containing the Kolub Canyons scenic drive. This turned out to be actually quite smart, since Mike's early arrival, combined with the separate nature of the area, made for an enjoyable visit (in sharp contrast to the main part of the park, later in the day. More on that later.)
Cliffs and foliage were still in shadow when he got there, the sun almost up and highlighting the rock walls.