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!
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.