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Narrows, Zion NP
For those that have never been to the Zion Narrows my small bit of advice (which should be common sense anyway) is get up early and be the first ones into this popular trail, you will get the best light, you will still have the whole day ahead of you and most important thing of all is, you most likely will have the whole place to yourself. My wife and I did a recent trip to the southwest and as I mentioned above we were the first ones into the narrows that day. I was able to freely stop and shoot anything I wanted with out having to wait for people in my shots, the light was great and it was so peaceful, until we started heading back. We stopped and turned around just after wall street (for those that are unfamiliar with this name its the most narrow section of the trail/river). Once we started heading back mobs of people and loud kids splashed and yelled as they all trudged up stream. Harsh sun was now just about out in full and any decent color on the rocks was long gone. the magic of this place was pretty muted by the bad light and the chaos of screaming kids, woman in heels (yes you read that right) and just unfit and unprepared people everywhere. So take my advice and get in there early if you should ever find yourself in the Zion narrows.
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