“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~Charles Darwin
Close-up…..Zion National Park…..”Garden Wall”
In Zion National Park, there is a short hike of a mile alongside the Virgin River. The name of the hike is “Riverside Walk”. Good things come in small packages. There are plenty of wonderful sights to see on this short hike, on mostly level ground. Every time you turn a corner, you open up a new vista between the massive canyon walls. One of the sights to behold is the “Garden Wall”. It is so named because constant dripping water down the rock face has created an environment for plants to grow. One is able to gaze at the colorful rock facade and see various plants growing in niches all the way to the top.
This week’s photo challenge is DOWN! My photo was taken in Glacier National Park at Logan Pass, looking toward the Garden Wall. The Garden Wall is the rock spine that separates the Many Glacier region from the Lake McDonald valley in the park.
Looking DOWN the rocky mountains of the Garden Wall, you can see the famous Going To The Sun Road, cut into the rock, as it winds around the mountains, very high above the ground! (light brown line) The road crosses the park from east to west. If you squint you might be able to see a car DOWN there! (much more apparent in my full sized image)
At Logan Pass with pink and yellow wildflowers, looking toward the garden wall (mountains). Looking DOWN you can see the tan colored Going To The Sun Road.
For more information on Glacier National Park, click here.