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Exploring ZionPart 4: Snow day (day 3)
More snow had come in overnight. This was my last day at Zion before headed over to Death Valley, so I was determined to give the view point another try: hiking the same trail before sunrise, for the third time. On the way up, I noticed this one slanted tree that was quite unique but quickly moved on to make sure I got to the view point on time for sunrise. When I got to the top, visibility was low as the valley was engulfed in fog.
I waited around for a few minutes. It was apparent that I wasn't going to get the view I had hiked up for, so I returned to the slanted tree. The combination of the yellow tree bark, the red rock, and a fresh layer snow made it quite a memorable scene. I carefully tiptoed around the perimeter to make sure I didn't leave any accidental footprints on a potential composition, and ended up with a photo I'm quite pleased with.