The size of everything! particularly soaring rocks (with the small dots of climbers moving like ants)
Fondest memory: Seeing the deer come to the lodge area at dusk
Favorite thing: Zion is a small place with many comely rock configurations. Almost any spot in the park will provide a new view of the sculpted mountains and mesa.
Favorite thing: Countless waterfalls adorn the towering cliffs at Zion. It is supposed to really be a sight after a spring storm rumbles through.
Favorite thing: The photo was taken outside Zion Lodge, near the Emerald Pools trailhead. It was already dark and I saw a few pairs of eyes sparkling in the bush. I snapped the camera and found they were deers.
Fondest memory: A lovely hiking path takes you up to a view point from where you can overlook the Virgin River Valley (i.e. the west side of the park).
Fondest memory: In this picture (enlarge, please) you can see what happened here: layers of sandstone were tilted, cut at the top and yet again covered by more layers of sand(stone).
Fondest memory: The valley seems to be very peaceful. However, traffic to the end of the valley can be very dense, especially on weekends when tourists flock into the park.
Fondest memory: There are good hiking paths along the sides of the valley. The fragrance from the trees around, the quiet atmosphere, the lovely views - it´s all so very peaceful.
Fondest memory: The above path will eventually take you to the Emerald Pools. The waterfalls are practically non-existent in summer, just small trickles, but it´s still beautiful.
Fondest memory: The mountains framing the valley were all given interesting names by the first Mormon settlers. I´m not quite certain - but this here might be the 'Court of the Patriarchs'.
Fondest memory: Once you have passed the long tunnel that separates the west side from the east, the landscape changes. No more high walls but soft, round sandstone rocks in funny shapes.