Day 192: April 5, 2005 - High on Deer Trap Mountain

by Christian Williams

This was a day I was more interested in hiking than photography. I took this picture after hiking up a side canyon from East Zion. I hiked this same canyon the previous day, and turned back after I realized the canyon wouldn't end any time soon. On this day, I returned and hiked all the way to the top, and had to climb hand over hand up loose, dislodged slate rock. This photo looks back towards the road, which is at the bottom of the canyon and out of sight.

by Christian Williams
Once I made it to the top, I realized I was on Deer Trap Mountain, which is a large plateau linking East Zion to the Main Canyon. I walked across the top, which was still covered in snow in most places. Here you can see what remains from the Park Service-induced controlled burn, forest fire which took place on the first day we started our 365 Days in Zion project.

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365 Days in Zion is a photo experience by Karen and Christian Williams. Together, we spent an entire year in Zion National Park amidst snow, rain, flash floods, brush fires, and the beautiful sunny blue skies that typify Southern Utah in the United States of America.

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