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Apr 30, 2017

In this episode, Bill Naiman and I explore two bucket-list national parks—Zion and Bryce.  Topics include when to go, where to go, where the best photo ops are and what gear to take.  We both recommend purchasing National Geographic National Park series maps for their additional information and greater map detail over the NPS map handouts for planning and hiking in the park. Zion: http://astore.amazon.com/flanaganfotos-20/detail/1566952972 Bryce: http://astore.amazon.com/flanaganfotos-20/detail/1566953200 We also both recommend the series of books by Laurent Martres on Southwest photography: http://astore.amazon.com/flanaganfotos-20/detail/0916189236 for planning your next trip to the Southwest.

Bill describes some off the beaten path locations and hikes including the Kolob Canyon area

and State Route-9, the road to the east entrance and on to Bryce Canyon, passing Checkerboard Mesa on the way. 

Still on Highway 9 are the Desert Bighorn Sheep that are on the road or near the road as you drive toward the East entrance.

We go on to talk about Bryce Canyon National Park about an hour-and-a-half from Zion. Discussion includes where to stay, we recommend Ruby’s Inn https://www.rubysinn.com/ near the park entrance, when to shoot, shooting from the rim, the Queen’s Garden Trail

and the Navajo Trail through the hoodoo’s for different photo ops.