Icicles Indeed

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    I’ve been absent from Flickr for far too long! I missed seeing many wonderful images and interacting with longtime friends. I regret all that I missed.

    But now back to the good stuff, the stuff that makes us all experience joy and frustration, happiness and heartache—seeing and shooting nature!

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    Zion's famed Subway slot canyon is a fun challenge to reach in any season, but never more so than after a winter storm. One such storm recently washed over the southwest, so I ventured up to Zion to see the Subway dressed in winter white. The rangers office tried their damnedest to talk me out of it, but I assured them I was prepared with all the right equipment, experience and skills to stay safe. What I really had was a bit of old gear and just enough guts. Permit finally in hand, I plowed into the untouched snow and began a treacherous winter scramble across icy rocks and frozen water. I wasn't sure whether any icicles had formed inside the slot canyon, but I was surely going to find out. A few exhausting hours later, fingers frozen and toes numb, I at last reached the Subway. Icicles indeed.

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    1. grahamdennis12 4 days ago | reply

      This is awesome, Zachary. One of my favorite places. I never made it here, especially in winter! I’ve only done the lower part of the hike.

    2. grahamdennis12 4 days ago | reply

      You’re probably one of the rare people to hike to subway in these conditions. I can’t believe that they gave you the permit!

    3. elhone 4 days ago | reply

      Fantastic Image

    4. Lisa11239 4 days ago | reply

      That is a great photo

    5. Ted Harinishi 4 days ago | reply

      Artful image!!!

    6. kuntheaprum 4 days ago | reply

      Interesting

    7. antelope reflection 4 days ago | reply

      Great courage to get there in winter...a phenomenal shot!!

    8. inbaobigiaygiare 4 days ago | reply

      Amazing shot. Congrats for the explore .

    9. jamesreed68 4 days ago | reply

      great... Wonderful... stunning !

    10. S l a w e k 3 days ago | reply

      Spectacular spot, excellent exposure and processing.

    11. Wildlife & Nature Photography 3 days ago | reply

      Yep, you sure been absent, and what a comeback!! Blew me away ... and other 72,000 viewers 😁 Seriously superb work!

    12. Uldis K 3 days ago | reply

      Amazing. Great colours.

    13. delphinusorca 2 days ago | reply

      Boy, what an adventure! And the light coming through the tunnel...what can one say?

    14. Dene' Miles 35 hours ago | reply

      Welcome back we missed you. Wow!! Dream scene right here. I’ve been here a few times so want to say I fully appreciate how much effort it must have taken to get here in these conditions!! 👏💪❤️

    15. Dene' Miles 34 hours ago | reply

      I wouldn’t even brave the first hill in ice and snow let alone the rest. Bravo my friend !! Bet you had it to yourself 😊

    16. Ania Tuzel Photography 29 hours ago | reply

      I have never seen this place in winter.
      Superbly photographed !

    17. maartenappel 21 hours ago | reply

      heerlijk gedaan toppie vg m

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