With popping ears, we headed up that extremely curvy red asphalt road…right straight up the mountain to the highest point in Zion, Lava Point. I take it that it is an extinct volcano. Otherwise, I don’t know any historical details, but I can tell you it was freezing up there. Yes, there was SNOW! A few small ponds were iced over. The next time Dirt Man tells me to pack thermal underwear, I will listen. Forget the vanity of looking fat with two layers of clothing because once you end up putting on several layers of clothing that are not meant to be layered, you wind up not only looking fat but frumpy and dumpy as well! I am guessing those rocks were once spewed lava.
This naked tree stood alone against a backdrop of evergreens.
The view is stunning though a bit unnerving with the cliffs.
The sheer height unsettled me, but I am always a bit more comforted when I see guardrails. My problem is that Dirt Man sometimes ventures past those. I was thankful that this was NOT one of those times.
I was awed standing in the ancient ruins overlooking some of the most fabulous views I’d ever witnessed. I felt extremely small against the magnitude of nature, yet I felt blessed to be a speck on the canvas. I wondered what my purpose was in the much larger picture. I didn’t recieve any answers, but it was one of those times I didn’t need answers, but only needed to trust in what was much larger than anything I’ll ever totally understand.
I was smiling because I was happy that was NOT the location we had gotten locked out of our vehicle! On the top of this place is a picnic area and a primitive campround. It does have bathrooms, so I’d call it remote but not exactly primitive.
This is looking down in what appears to have been the cone.
I was mesmerized by the stark beauty of the Aspens.
I love the way the Ponderosa branches stretch to the earth rather than reach for the sky like most other trees. I always admire quirky attributes.